The Browns took former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon this afternoon in the second round of the NFL’s supplemental draft.
The Browns had the second pick in each round after a weighted lottery determined draft order. Buffalo had the first pick.
In the supplemental draft, each team privately submits what round it would select the player. It’s not known if another team submitted a second-round bid.
The Browns forfeit their second-round pick in the 2013 draft.
Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore at Baylor in 2010. He was suspended indefinitely in 2011 for failing a marijuana test and transferred to Utah.
He planned to play for the Utes in 2012, but changed his mind after the regular draft in April and entered the supplemental draft.
The Browns researched Gordon’s background and were satisfied. According to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio, the Browns were the only team to host him for a visit.
During his workout Tuesday in Houston, Gordon measured 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds and ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash.
He addresses a longtime weakness on the Browns’ roster. General manager Tom Heckert tried unsuccessfully to sign a couple of receivers in free agency, then had his sights set on Baylor receiver Kendall Wright with the No. 22 pick in the draft, but he was taken two picks earlier.
Because Gordon didn’t play last season and wasn’t at any of the team’s offseason practices, it could take some time before he’s ready to contribute.
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