Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon is all the rage in NFL circles today.
Gordon is widely believed to be the only likely candidate to be selected in the NFL’s Supplemental Draft, which will take place Thursday afternoon. We already detailed Gordon and the Supplemental Draft last week. You can check out that info here.
Gordon is being predicted by some to go somewhere in the 3rd round. That makes sense. At 6-3, 224, Gordon possesses excellent measurables for an NFL receiver. Think Dwayne Bowe, who checks in at 6-2, 221.
Gordon ran a 4.52 forty at his Pro Day today which is a bit slower than expected. Still, given his size that speed is decent. He also recorded a 36-inch vertical leap and 10-foot-1 broad jump, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio.
A few teams have been identified as attending the workout. The favorites to land Gordon appear to be the Cleveland Browns who are looking for receiver help to go along with their new QB, Brandon Weeden.
*It appears the Chiefs were at the workout.
No word on if the Chiefs were in attendance. While KC seems to be in fairly good shape at the WR position, I wouldn’t be surprised if the team sent scouts to check out the workout. Scott Pioli likes to do his due diligence on all roster possibilities so I’d be kind of surprised if he passed on a chance to evaluate a player in July when not much else is going on. Until the Chiefs start winning playoff games, they need to keep turning over stones.
That being said, I’d be shocked if Gordon landed in KC. A third round pick is pretty rich and if that is what it is going to take I don’t see Pioli pulling the trigger. The Chiefs finally have some depth at WR and will probably want to hang on to their picks for the 2013 draft when they’ll have more players to choose from.
What do you think Addicts? Should the Chiefs submit a pick for Gordon?