Yup, there's still some drafting available to NFL teams for the 2012 season. The annual supplemental draft is set for July 12th this year and has eight players eligible.
-- Boise State DB Quaylon Ewing
-- Baylor WR Josh Gordon
-- Syracuse RB Adam Harris
-- Iowa State T Adrian Haughton
-- Carson-Newman LB Larry Lumpkin
-- Georgia DE Montez Robinson
-- McMurray WR Houston Tuminello
-- TCU RB Ed Wesley
Of this group, the one that is being talked about most, with the most-likely chance of being grabbed by a team, is Baylor WR Josh Gordon. Why? Because he is 6'4" and weighs 220 pounds. That's intriguing, but you have to be productive with those measurables, and Gordon was.
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Josh Gordon, who caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010 at Baylor before transferring to Utah, is building buzz among NFL teams.
"I noticed him in 2010 while watching other players at Baylor. Just thought that guy is pretty good," [NFL Network analyst Daniel] Jeremiah said. "I saw him at Utah -- coaches were just raving how athletic and talented he was."
Utah's practice field was the only place to see Gordon last year because he sat out the 2011 season after transferring. He'll have to answer questions about why he suddenly went pro and if he's facing any new issues.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Gordon has good speed and looks like a pro receiver. He could be the most talented supplemental pick since linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who went to the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round in 2006 and later made noise as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Anybody in the supplemental draft usually comes with baggage, and Gordon does. He was suspended from Baylor after a drug arrest, transferred to Utah but never played for them after sitting out a season.
TCU running back Ed Wesley is another guy who could see some action in the draft.
Wesley shared the backfield duties last season with Waymon James and Matthew Tucker after his best season in 2010 with a team-best 1,078 rushing yards, earning First Team All-MWC honors. He leaves the college ranks with 2,442 career rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 10.9 yards per punt return on special teams.
Wesley (5-9, 200) has good vision, anticipation and decisive movements as a runner, but isn't overly elusive. He has battled the injury bug over his career, especially to his shoulder after missing three games last season. Wesley isn't guaranteed to be selected in the Supplemental Draft, but he was considered a mid-to-late round draft pick after his junior season.
So BTB, any interest in Gordon at WR, or any of the other guys?