BEREA, Ohio - The Browns seem to have a legit wide receiver in Josh Gordon. Enough to spend a second-round supplemental draft pick on him.
Some think he could have been a first round pick and he could be the best supplemental steal since Bernie Kosar for the Browns. This is if his troubles are behind him.
Gordon's days at Baylor ended after two failed drug tests. His next stop was Utah. In the first Browns practice of the season Gordon admitted his third failed test, while with the Utes. It was a contradiction to a report he said he did not test positive at Utah.
It's concern that head coach Pat Shurmur feels confident that it is in his past.
"People have things that happen in their background, adversity. I think it's fair to say if they can overcome that, it will make them stronger in some ways. We anticipate this will not be an issue. I will watch it closely. He (Gordon) understands how important is it to be a good teammate and a good pro. I hope that being said, we don't have to discuss this anymore," Shurmur said.
He could be an important part of the future for the Browns offense. Gordon, who stood out as the team's biggest receiver on the field with the rookies, wants to be a part of this team, and it's future.
"I wouldn't like to just throw myself into one category and just say possession or just say deep threat. If I could, I want to just label myself as a playmaker, another body out there to help utilize the offense and get plays going. Help maximize what we can do." Gordon told reporters.
The Browns are team looking for the kind of playmaker Gordon could be, let's just hope his troubles are behind him.