Gordon Shines At Pro Day
I talked a few days ago about the upcoming Supplemental Draft and Baylor WR Josh Gordon, and although the Rams haven’t been mentioned as one of the main teams showing interest in him, I still want to discuss his Pro Day that took place in Texas on Tuesday. Gordon ran his 40 in the low 4.5’s, measured in at 6-foot-3 1/8, 224 pounds, an 82-inch wingspan and 10 inch hands. Gordon also reportedly caught the ball well in his drills despite tweaking his leg early in the workout. Overall, it was a good day for Gordon.
There were reportedly about 21 teams in attendance at the workout, and while I haven’t been able to find a full list, I have seen several smaller groups of names and the Rams haven’t been listed in any. That doesn’t mean they aren’t interested, but at this point I’d say it’s a long shot that Gordon ends up in St. Louis. I can see why the team wouldn’t want another project at WR. When you factor in that there are rumors that Gordon could go as high as the second round on Thursday, it might not work out.
That doesn’t mean I can’t dream. His measurables are pretty much what you would write down if asked to build the perfect NFL wide receiver. He’s fast, he can catch, and he pretty much looks like a future star on paper. That certainly doesn’t mean he will do anything at the NFL level, but the potential is there. After going forever without a serious threat on the outside, I guess any chance I see to get a receiver with size I want to grab him. He’s probably not going to be a Ram, and he might not ever be a good NFL wide receiver, but when you have the worst record in the league over the last five seasons, sometimes dreaming is all you have.