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Dolphins make sense as a landing spot for WR Josh Gordon


The NFL will hold its Supplemental Draft Thursday, and the most intriguing name of the lot is former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon.

And while it remains to be seen if anybody wants to give up a 2013 draft pick for him, the Dolphins could be interested, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

Miami has a lot of receivers, but most of them are best-suited as second or thirds. After trading Brandon Marshall this offseason, the additions of note were Chad Ochocinco, journeyman Legedu Naanee and sixth-round pick B.J. Cunningham.

While Gordon’s off-field issues (offseason marijuana arrest which led to a suspension) are the reason he’s available this week, his talent might make him attractive to a receiver-needy team like the Dolphins.

At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, with good downfield speed (we’ll find out how good at his pro day workout Tuesday), some think he carries as high as a third-round grade.

For all the names on the roster, the Dolphins don’t have many options with Gordon’s kind of size. And for an offense that figures to be in flux this year anyway, rolling the dice on a potential vertical threat might not be the worst gamble.

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11 Responses to “Dolphins make sense as a landing spot for WR Josh Gordon”
  1. kingbeason52 says: Jul 9, 2012 9:47 AM

    Didnt you report that an NFC team was intrested in him?

  2. nublar7 says: Jul 9, 2012 10:01 AM

    Dolphins also drafted Rishard Matthews in the 7th round this past April.

  3. godofwine330 says: Jul 9, 2012 10:14 AM

    The Browns could do a lot worse. I’d give a 4th rounder on him.

  4. descendency says: Jul 9, 2012 10:23 AM

    I still have my hopes the Patriots put a claim in for him for the 7th round. He’s big, fast, and relatively talented.

    A year stashed on the PS or on IR could do him a world of good.

    Maybe he can’t do anything but run fast and look big, but that’s more than a lot of 7th rounders can do.

  5. tfaulk says: Jul 9, 2012 10:24 AM

    “And for an offense that figures to be in flux this year anyway, rolling the dice on a potential vertical threat might not be the worst gamble.”

    For a team with 12 WRs, most of them young, undeveloped — waiting to show something — and the remaining 2 or 3 solid locks as 2nd and 3rd receivers, throwing away a draft pick next year on a high risk WR who will likely be no better than the middle of that pack of 12 is a really stupid gamble… maybe the worst.

  6. sargeisf says: Jul 9, 2012 10:24 AM

    We need as much talent here in Miami as we can get our hands on. Go Phins!

  7. phinfan says: Jul 9, 2012 12:35 PM

    Yeah more wasted Ireland picks. He’s making rain draft picks up in here.

  8. thelastpieceofcheese says: Jul 9, 2012 1:06 PM

    I never heard of Ben Violin in my life and all of a sudden, he’s become the voice of the dolphins.

  9. tfaulk says: Jul 9, 2012 1:13 PM

    phinfan, you do realize this is Gannt speculating on Volin’s speculating with absolutely zero reports of any interest from within the team, right?

  10. chazzmon says: Jul 9, 2012 1:49 PM

    They could use the help spreading the field for what looks like could be a very good running game.

  11. tarniman says: Jul 9, 2012 3:32 PM

    Im a still a lil undecided about this guy since 1st hearing about him last week sometime. I heard earlier that this guy has 4.3 speed and is 6’4 but has off the field baggage….sounds like Randy Moss to me. Randy turned into a huge on the field football star. We dont know about this guy if he is any good or not. Plus the Dolphins have plenty of young project players already on the roster.

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