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Supplemental Draft: Should Vikings Select WR Josh Gordon?

The supplemental draft will be taking place on Thursday, July 12th. It’s pretty much a silent auction where teams put in a bid of which round they would be willing to take the player they want. The team willing to use the highest draft pick will be rewarded with the player. The draft order is the same order in which aprils draft was and if you bid on a player in the 1st round and win, you will lose that your 1st rounder in 2013. Same goes for the rest of the rounds of the draft. Get it? Good.

So now comes the question, will the Vikings be interested in former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon? Gordon stands at 6’4, 225 lbs and possesses rare size and speed for the receiver position. Projected to run in the 4.4’s at his pro day that will be held on Tuesday, It’s easy to see why Gordon is a rare prospect for the supplemental draft. In 2010, Gordon had 42 receptions, 714 yards and 7 TD’s.

He does come with question marks though. Gordon was suspended from Baylor for violating team rules so he decided to transfer to Utah where he had to sit out the 2011 season. Now Gordon has decided to not go back to college and jump in the supplemental draft instead. It’s been reported that Gordon decision for entering was based off of financial reasons. Although he has had some troubles at Baylor, Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting did some digging and everyone he has talked to says Gordon is a good kid who has made some bad decisions. So what round pick would a team be willing to use on the Baylor product who has high potential but has sat out a whole year and has only a sample size of actual playing to go off of? Well a few scouts have said that it sounds like he won’t make it past the 3rd round. With the Colts and Rams the only teams ahead of the Vikings in the pecking order, the Vikings should have a good shot at landing Gordon if they choose to use a high pick on him. Me personally, it looks and sounds like Gordon is a 1st round talent with some character issues so I would be ok with using a 2nd or 3rd round pick on him.

So if you were Rick Spielman would you take a stab at Josh Gordon? What round would you be willing to take him in? If you want some fim review and write up about Gordon be sure to read Matt Waldman’s article on him.

Matt Waldman: WR Josh Gordon: Hands are for more than catching the football


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6 Responses to “Supplemental Draft: Should Vikings Select WR Josh Gordon?”

  1. Rana Asim Wajid says:

    Take him in the second round…looks like the second coming of Andre Johnson

  2. simm gill says:

    I’d take him in the 4th, not sure but I think we have an extra 4th rounder

  3. Stonginator says:

    He will not be there in the 4th. He may not be there in the 2nd either.
    I am hoping that the Colts are only willing to spend a 3rd on him, so we could get him in the 2nd . . .

    Any thoughts ? ? ?

  4. the horned norseman says:

    any word on if the Vikes took this kid or not? if not, where’d he end up?

    • Vikadan11 says:

      He went in the second to the Brows ~ Also the Vikings were picking 6th in all rounds ~ I dont understand that ~ ? Gordon was the only one drafted ~ Lumpkin signed with the Colts ~ The other 4 players are still undrafted FA so far ~ Adding Gordon the Browns had a great draft on paper ~

      Source: Larry Lumpkin signs with the Colts
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      Aaron Wilson of Profootball.scout.com reports Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin agreed to a free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.

      Lumpkin went undrafted in the NFL supplemental draft after drawing interest from several teams.

      Lumpkin ran a 4.69 and a 4.72 in the 40-yard dash at his high school in Irvington, Ala., in front of a handful of NFL teams. The 6-foot, 241-pounder also bench pressed 225 pounds 27 times and registered a 9-10 broad jump.

      Lumpkin recorded 96 tackles, 10 for losses last season at Carson-Newman after transferring from Alabama A&M.

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