BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns selected wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL supplemental draft on Thursday.
As a result, the team will forgo its second-round choice during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Gordon was a two-year letterman at Baylor University (2009-2010), where he totaled 43 career receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2010, he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.
His yardage total ranked second on the squad, while his 17-yard average per reception was first. Gordon is the first player selected by the Browns in the supplemental draft since the team selected Bernie Kosar with the top pick in 1985.
Gordon, who visited Cleveland last Thursday and Friday, ran a 4.52 40-yard dash in front of representatives from 21 teams at his pro day Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“We are excited to add Josh Gordon to our football team,” said Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “I feel as though he possesses the skill and ability to be an outstanding player in this league. He is an excellent addition to our 2012 rookie class, and I am looking forward to working with him and our entire team in a couple of weeks.”
Gordon spent last season out of football after Baylor dismissed him from the team in August 2011. Gordon was suspended at Baylor for a failed marijuana test.
Gordon was the only player claimed in the first two rounds Thursday.
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