Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon was selected in the second round of the Supplemental Draft today by the Cleveland Browns.
The NFL Supplemental Draft was held earlier today, with only one player being selected. The Cleveland Browns were awarded the rights to former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon, using a second round selection on the 6', 2", 220 pound receiver. The Miami Dolphins did not select a player, however it is unclear whether they put in a bid on Gordon, and were just beaten out by the Browns.
The Browns selection of Gordon does make sense for the team as they try to build up weapons around first round draft choice Brandon Weeden, but is seen by some as a desperation move. The fact that they used a second round pick, thereby forfeiting their second rounder in the 2013 NFL Draft next April, shows they have confidence in Gordon, who sat out all of the 2011 season after transfering to Utah following a suspension from Baylor for "violating team rules."
The Dolphins have only picked one player in the Supplemental Draft since the league changed it to the current bidding system. In 2005, Miami selected defensive tackle Manuel Wright with the first pick of the fifth round. Wright would play three games for the team in 2005, and he would appear in six more games in 2007 for the New York Giants.
The seven players not selected are now free agents, able to sign with any team, and the Dolphins could have interest in some of them. Those players are: Boise State cornerback Quaylon Ewing, Syracuse fullback Adam Harris, Iowa State tackle Adrian Haughton, Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin, Georgia defensive end Montez Robinson, McMurray wide receiver Houston Tuminello, and TCU running back Ed Wesley.
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