Josh Gordon: Supplemental Draft Prospect
It is well-known that the Houston Texans are loading up at wide receiver this year whether it was through the draft or undrafted free agents. The NFL Supplemental Draft is July 12th and the Texans purportedly have their eyes on another wide receiver prize. Today, Adam Schefter reported that former Baylor Bear wide out Josh Gordon has scheduled his Pro Day this Tuesday, July 10th, at the Texans’ facility. Gordon, who is 6’3” 225 pounds and runs a sub 4.4, had his career best in 2010 as a sophomore when he amassed 42 catches for 714 yards and 7 touchdowns in Baylor’s high octane offense. His quarterback that year was Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins) and fellow wide out was Kendall Wright (Tennessee Titans), both first rounders this year.
Some scouts say he is a combination between a “raw Terrell Owens and Demaryius Thomas” and should be taken within the four rounds of this year’s Supplemental Draft. He is described as a mix of size, speed, athleticism, and strength that make him an NFL caliber wide receiver – a position most Texans’ fans see as a weakness.
However, off the field issues and inexperience are concerns, which Gordon was indefinitely suspended from Baylor for an apparent drug arrest. After getting a second chance, he decided to transfer to Utah, but due to NCAA rules, he was forced to sit out a year. Gordon was set to play for the Utes this year, but opted to forgo his college career and entered the NFL Supplemental Draft.
Gordon will certainly be a wildcard in this year’s Supplemental Draft. Should the Texans take that chance if they get the opportunity?