The NFL Supplemental Draft is usually fairly interesting to discuss but it rarely ends up making a huge impact on NFL rosters. The 2012 version is coming, likely on June 12, and there is an eligible name that I think should be on he Rams’ radar. Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon has entered his name and will be available for selection by any of the 32 teams.
I know we already have a ton of bodies at receiver and more than one of those guys could be considered “projects” who still need some refining, but Gordon could be special and a great value in the fourth or fifth round. He is 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and he has great speed and athleticism. He is still raw, but this guy has the potential to be a first-round talent. He caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore at Baylor in 2010, but he was suspended indefinitely by Baylor for a drug arrest before the 2011 season.
The Rams have shown they’re willing to take chances on guys who have had troubled pasts, and I think Gordon is worth the risk. Using a mid-round pick on the guy represents a low-risk, high reward opportunity that could prove to pay off in a big way down the road. It’s probably not going to happen, but it’s worth watching.