Watch this video ...
Looks tempting, doesn't it?
This is of former Baylor WR Josh Gordon, who set a record with this catch and run against Kansas a couple of years ago. Even though it came against Kansas, it still counts.
Gordon is preparing to workout today at the Houston Texans' practice facility as he has made himself available for the NFL supplemental draft. Some of the "experts" have an NFL team using a second or a third round pick to roll the dice on Gordon in the supplemental draft on Thursday. FYI - Also available in this draft is TCU running back Ed Wesley.
(FYI - The team that selects a player in whatever round of the supplemental draft forfeits that selection in the April 2013 draft.)
Gordon looks like the ideal candidate to be a third receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, a spot which very much remains wide open.
Gordon is a risk, but not worthy of a second or a third round pick.
Take a closer look beyond the 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame that may run as fast as 4.4 in the 40 and you'll see a guy who doesn't get it.
Gordon left Baylor in July of 2011 after a sophomore season in which he caught 42 passes for 714 yards with seven touchdowns. He had been suspended indefinitely by coach Art Briles. Gordon had been arrested for marijuana possession in his time at Baylor. He transferred to Utah but never played a down for the Utes.
Gordon is from Houston and physically has all of the necessary tools to play in the NFL, but the other part creates a red flag that is too big to ignore.
Two colleges. Weed arrest. Indefinite suspension.
Gordon's talent demands that teams must take a look and give him a shot, but risking a second or a third round pick is too much.
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