Another player has petitioned for the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft this morning. According to Adam Caplan, Baylor Wide Receiver Josh Gordon will try to enter the NFL.
Gordon has the prototypical size at 6-4, 225. He also looks the part, turning in a 4.43 (low 4.32) Time in the 40. Last season for the Bears, Josh had 42 catches for 714 yards (a 17.0 avg.) and 9 touchdowns including this 94-yarder caught on You Tube. He can also return kickoffs.
The story on Josh, is that he was suspended after the 2010 season and did not play last year after transferring to Utah. He left Baylor after facing a number of incidents, including an indefinite suspension from the team before preseason camp began for a violation of team rules.
Gordon was arrested last October after being found in a car that had marijuana inside near the Baylor campus. Another story has him out cold in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell.
In two seasons at Baylor, Gordon established himself as their top deep threat, playing 13 games. Along with catching 42 passes, he also had three kick returns (24.7 average) and made two tackles. His best game was aginst Kansas in Baylor’s fifth game. Josh racked up a season-high 161 yards and two touchdowns in win. Was Robert Griffin III’s go to receiver.
As a true Freshman in 2009, Gordon appeared in nine games, seeing limited action as a reserve receiver in five games and played on Special Teams in four other games. His tally for the year was one reception for 7 yards on season and four kick returns (65 yards, 16.3 average) with long of 26 on the season.
Adam Caplan added this:
Gordon, who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at Baylor as low as the 4.3’s, could go as high as the first half of the Supplemental Draft based on his upside and play making ability.
There’s nothing coming down the pike as far as the Denver Broncos being interested in Gordon, although the team is on a neverending quest to upgrade the talent and depth on the roster. Here is a look at the current slate of Wide outs on the squad:
One has to think that the Broncos have enough competition assembled for Training Camp, but you never know. One thing’s for sure though. Peyton Manning won’t put up with a kid who can;t seem to find his focus.
We’ve all been 21 before and made our mistakes. The unknown is if this is a definite behavior pattern that can be fixed. If not, it’s just another case of talent gone to waste. And that is all too often happening on this day and age.
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