(Berea) - The Cleveland Browns selected wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft Thursday. As a result the team will forgo its second round choice during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Gordon was a two-year letterman at Baylor University (2009-10), where he totaled 43 career receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2010, he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.
His yardage total ranked second on the squad, while his 17.0-yard-average-per reception was first.
Gordon is the first player selected by the Browns in the Supplemental Draft since the team selected Bernie Kosar with the top pick in 1985.
“We are excited to add Josh Gordon to our football team,” said Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “I feel as though he possesses the skill and ability to be an outstanding player in this league. He is an excellent addition to our 2012 rookie class, and I am looking forward to working with him and our entire team in a couple of weeks.”
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