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NFL Supplemental Draft 2012: Cleveland Browns Take Josh Gordon In Second

In a slight surprise, former Baylor WR Josh Gordon was taken in the second round of the NFL's Supplemental Draft by the Cleveland Browns, one round before most analysts expected him to go.

Gordon, who was kicked off Baylor's team after the 2010 season, ended up transferring to Utah before a quad injury knocked him out of the 2011 season.

His combination of size and speed at 6'3 225, as well as his production in the Bears wide-open spread offense, intrigued scouts for all 32 NFL teams, although there were some concerns about his route-running ability and transition to a more conventional pro-style offense.

Cleveland gave up a second-round pick in 2013 to acquire Gordon, so he'll be expected to step in immediately and give some production on the edge for former Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden or Texas QB Colt McCoy.

TCU RB Ed Wesley, who was widely viewed as the second-best player available, hasn't been selected so far, although most believe he'll be able to secure a training-camp invitation from an NFL team regardless.

For more on the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, check out SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub. For lots more on Josh Gordon and the Baylor Bears, head on over to Our Daily Bears.

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