Aaaaaand… Josh Gordon won’t be playing in the NFC East

The Browns took him in the 2nd round?!?  Really, Heckert?  First the Browns select a 28 year old QB (although a talented one) in the 1st round of the draft this offseason, and now they wildly reach for a project at WR in the 2nd round of the supplemental draft.  Methinks the Browns’ front office is fearful they won’t be employed much longer if they don’t win sooner than later.  That’s really the only explanation I have here.

Rafael Vela (of Cowboys Nation) and I were discussing teams that could be interested about an hour ago.  When I brought up the Browns, he noted that they probably did as much work, or more on RGIII than anybody, so they saw all of Gordon’s tape. They knew who he was/is.  But the 2nd round?  Crazy.

Thanks for providing me with something to write repeatedly about this week, Josh.  Best of luck in Cleveland.


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  2. Cleusa says:

    interesting discussion

  3. Redskins Fan says:

    I guess when the Browns promised to get a playmaker in the draft from Baylor, and they couldn’t get a QB our Kendall Wright, they decided this was the only option.They are still chasing losing Griffith to the Redskins.

  4. Blue Eyed Devil says:

    Of course, what did you think would happen?

    The Cleveland Browns don’t have losing seasons 5 out of the last 6 years because they make a lot of good decisions. Bad teams don’t become bad because they make sober intelligent decisions but gosh darnit just get a little lucky. The Browns are bad, they’ve made lots of bad decisions, they’re making bad decisions, and they will make more bad decisions. That’s what they are, that’s what they do.

  5. Trueblue63 says:

    Wow, and people wonder why Pitt and Balt usually have good records

  6. Andy says:

    BTW KC Joyner wrote another NFC East favorite article which I think is Insider, would you mind picking that one apart like you did last year’s?

  7. Anders says:

    Jimmy, I love your bots, they really add spice to your articles 😛

  8. juz saying says:

    Wow, in ah year we wont even remember this kid!

  9. WeGotLinemen says:

    Gordon played two seasons and in one of them he had just one catch. In his entire college career he had 43-catches and 7-kick returns.

  10. RogerPodacter says:

    hey Jimmy,
    can you write up something (or point me somewhere else if you can) that explains this whole supplemental draft process? i’m confused about the whole draft order. do the teams find out the draft order before or after they say what round & pick they want to use? are all 32 teams in each round or only some?


    1. They find out the order very shortly before the supp draft begins. As in like… minutes, I believe. Don’t know of any place to find all that info off the top of my head.

      1. ct17 says:

        MockingtheDraft has been posting a lot of articles on the topic. It’s slow season.

    2. …and I have no idea how the order is determined. That’s one for Lynch.

    3. Sam says:

      The supplemental draft order is announced shortly before the draft, as Jimmy said. The NFL holds a random drawing to determine the order. That drawing has three tiers. The first is teams with 6 wins or less from the prior season. The second is the remaining non-playoff teams. The final tier is playoff teams. Once the order is drawn, the draft consists of 7 32-pick rounds.

      Teams submit bids on players via e-mail. Round X, Player Y. The highest bid wins, and sacrifices a draft pick from the next year in that round. Teams may use picks acquired from other teams. For example, if the Eagles had a 2013 5th rounder from a prior deal, they could use that pick instead of their own to draft a player.

      We should find out eventually (later today, likely) on who else submitted a bid on Gordon and in what round. Bids are submitted in advance of the start of the draft, not in advance of each round (I believe). For example, we know that five teams, including the Eagles, submitted bids for Jeremy Jarmon in the 4th round in 2009; the Redskins drafted him by being the only bid in the 3rd round. Had a team with higher priority in the draft also submitted a 3rd round bid, they would have walked away with Jarmon instead.

      1. TheRealMcCoy says:

        What we know so far is that Cleveland is the only one who put in a second round bid for Gordon.

      2. RogerPodacter says:

        thanks for the info, sam!

  11. TheRealMcCoy says:

    Agreed. The Browns paid a ludicrous price at the present time. They essentially gave up what could have been a top 40 pick, a pick that could give them a more reliable prospect, for a player that could have been had in the third round.

    Early second round pick for Gordon? No thanks.

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