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    Josh Gordon

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    BOTTOM LINE: Based on Gordon's 2010 game tape at Baylor, he had better hands and run-after-the-catch ability than Kendall Wright, who was the 2012 NFL Draft's 20th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans. Gordon must improve his routes, but in terms of pure physical skills he has all the tools to be a highly productive NFL receiver.

    Gordon is likely to be drafted in the third or fourth round because of his size and potential. Based purely on film evaluation, Gordon is a better prospect than Brian Quick (St. Louis Rams) and Stephen Hill (New York Jets), both of whom were second-round pick in April.
    If you value him as a 2nd round talent, would you toss out a 3rd or 4th just in case?

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stor...id-round-flier

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    Thanks. I'm sure some someone is going to bid a 2nd but tossing out a 3rd for value wouldn't be a bad idea. Hope he doesn't go to the Dolphins.

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    Tony, do you see Ewing-Burton transitioning to Safety? Perhaps pick him up as a FA and stash on the PS...

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    He has not played football for two years, having struggled to transition after transferring to Utah in 2011 and not qualifying academically at Houston in 2012.

    The team best positioned to roll the dice is the 49ers, who own additional picks in the third, fourth and fifth rounds in 2013, and have taken chances on players with issues. However, after the signing of Randy Moss and the selection of A.J. Jenkins in the first round, the chances of earning a roster spot in San Francisco could be limited. The Vikings also have a luxury fourth-round pick in 2013 acquired from Detroit and could use more weapons for second-year QB Christian Ponder. The general consensus around the league, however, is that the Cowboys, Browns or Redskins are most likely to take a chance on Gordon early.

    The way we hear it, the Cowboys do not intend to offer Dez Bryant a second contract and interviewed the Texas-grown Gordon closely. The Browns, who had targeted Gordon’s former teammate Kendall Wright with the 22nd pick in last April’s draft, worked him out and could stand to improve the supporting cast around rookie QB Brandon Weeden. The Redskins, who invested heavily in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan in free agency, could benefit from a rapport already established with Robert Griffin III. Gordon has issues not unlike Brandon Marshall when then-Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan selected him in the fourth round in 2006 and are entering a critical season in the Shanahan era.

    The Colts, Saints, Eagles, Panthers and Bears also spent considerable time interviewing him and the Bengals and Ravens, with risk-tolerable executives, could be in the running. The Dolphins and Chargers also run offenses that suit Gordon's talents well.

    “You don’t win building your team with issue guys,” said one GM. “I think he is a lot more talented than Stephen Hill, but I would never take him in the second.

    How many supplemental guys ever amount to anything. By the time he figures it out — if he does — it’ll be the second team that benefits. Someone will probably be foolish and pop him in the third (round).”

    TCU RB Ed Wesley has warranted some late-round grades from NFL evaluators and has enough vision and short-area quickness to compete for a job, but after clocking in the low 4.7’s at a mere 196 pounds, expects to go undrafted.

    The intriguing physical talent of Carson Newman LB Larry Lumpkin is overshadowed by a glaring lack of discipline that does not project well to the pro game.

    Boise State CB Quaylon Ewing, who sources say was slated to get beat out for his job, was clocked with pedestrian times in the low 4.6s. Iowa State OT Adrian Haughton is a career underachiever who could struggle to handle NFL complexities. McMurray WR Houston Tuminello is a possession receiver who clocked times that translate to the 4.7's on a normal surface. Concussion issues could severely limit the chances of Syracuse RB Adam Harris. Multiple off-field arrests are expected to leave Georgia DE Montez Robinson without an opportunity.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/201...round-interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Tony, do you see Ewing-Burton transitioning to Safety? Perhaps pick him up as a FA and stash on the PS...
    maybe dime corner...i like his skills but i've heard he's a major turd- even many of his teammates don't like him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    He has not played football for two years, having struggled to transition after transferring to Utah in 2011 and not qualifying academically at Houston in 2012.

    The team best positioned to roll the dice is the 49ers, who own additional picks in the third, fourth and fifth rounds in 2013, and have taken chances on players with issues. However, after the signing of Randy Moss and the selection of A.J. Jenkins in the first round, the chances of earning a roster spot in San Francisco could be limited. The Vikings also have a luxury fourth-round pick in 2013 acquired from Detroit and could use more weapons for second-year QB Christian Ponder. The general consensus around the league, however, is that the Cowboys, Browns or Redskins are most likely to take a chance on Gordon early.

    The way we hear it, the Cowboys do not intend to offer Dez Bryant a second contract and interviewed the Texas-grown Gordon closely. The Browns, who had targeted Gordon’s former teammate Kendall Wright with the 22nd pick in last April’s draft, worked him out and could stand to improve the supporting cast around rookie QB Brandon Weeden. The Redskins, who invested heavily in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan in free agency, could benefit from a rapport already established with Robert Griffin III. Gordon has issues not unlike Brandon Marshall when then-Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan selected him in the fourth round in 2006 and are entering a critical season in the Shanahan era.

    The Colts, Saints, Eagles, Panthers and Bears also spent considerable time interviewing him and the Bengals and Ravens, with risk-tolerable executives, could be in the running. The Dolphins and Chargers also run offenses that suit Gordon's talents well.

    “You don’t win building your team with issue guys,” said one GM. “I think he is a lot more talented than Stephen Hill, but I would never take him in the second.

    How many supplemental guys ever amount to anything. By the time he figures it out — if he does — it’ll be the second team that benefits. Someone will probably be foolish and pop him in the third (round).”

    TCU RB Ed Wesley has warranted some late-round grades from NFL evaluators and has enough vision and short-area quickness to compete for a job, but after clocking in the low 4.7’s at a mere 196 pounds, expects to go undrafted.

    The intriguing physical talent of Carson Newman LB Larry Lumpkin is overshadowed by a glaring lack of discipline that does not project well to the pro game.

    Boise State CB Quaylon Ewing, who sources say was slated to get beat out for his job, was clocked with pedestrian times in the low 4.6s. Iowa State OT Adrian Haughton is a career underachiever who could struggle to handle NFL complexities. McMurray WR Houston Tuminello is a possession receiver who clocked times that translate to the 4.7's on a normal surface. Concussion issues could severely limit the chances of Syracuse RB Adam Harris. Multiple off-field arrests are expected to leave Georgia DE Montez Robinson without an opportunity.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/201...round-interest
    actually he missed one season....i've heard by people i trust he's basically a good kid that's had a few minor issues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_TFY View Post
    maybe dime corner...i like his skills but i've heard he's a major turd- even many of his teammates don't like him....
    Thanks Tony

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    And Gordon goes to Cleveland with their 2nd rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozu View Post
    And Gordon goes to Cleveland with their 2nd rounder.
    not just a second rounder, the 34th pick of the draft...

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