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Supplemental draft prospect Gordon runs 4.52 forty at Pro Day

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Top supplemental draft prospect Josh Gordon conducted an individual Pro Day workout at the Houston Texans’ indoor facility on Tuesday morning. Per Adam Caplan, most NFL teams in attendance sent two personnel evaluators – in most instances their college scouting director and one area scout.

The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys were among the teams confirmed to have attended. Obviously, there were Texans officials on hand, too. In all, 21 teams showed up.

Caplan reports that Gordon ran a 4.52 forty-yard dash after measuring in at 6-foot-3 1/8 and 224 pounds. Gordon recorded a 36-inch vertical leap with a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump. He did 13 reps on the bench.

While the forty time isn’t quite as good as the pre-Pro Day hype might have suggested, it’s still very fast for a human being who weighs over 220 pounds. Gordon is big, and he can run.

This year’s supplemental draft will go down on Thursday.

At least one NFL scout has described Gordon as a “rare talent as far as supplemental drafts go.” We don’t expect him to get out of the third round.

(Photo credit: Baylor.edu.)

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25 Responses to “Supplemental draft prospect Gordon runs 4.52 forty at Pro Day”
  1. daysend564 says: Jul 10, 2012 12:48 PM

    If he was in the 4.4 range, someone would have given up a 2nd round pick for him. Since he was 4.52, he’ll go for a 3rd.

  2. dalucks says: Jul 10, 2012 1:02 PM

    The Texans should submit a 3rd round pick for him. Kevin Walter cannot play forever plus they will get a compensatory 3rd round pick if Mario Williams plays well for the Bills this season so they are really not giving up the pick.

  3. cnyphinfan says: Jul 10, 2012 1:03 PM

    I am so tired of 40 yard dash times being in discussions. I think that they need to start using 40 times with full pads on……..that would truly simulate football game top end speed.

    About the only thing the 40 yard times show is how fast the cops may need to be if they ever have to catch him after a workout!! After the player pushes one of the them for resisting arrest when he was not being arrested!! LOL!!

  4. hockeyfootball98 says: Jul 10, 2012 1:06 PM

    I dont know, think there has been so much hype on this guy someone will spend a 2nd on him. Im sure you can find a more ready reciever in next years draft with a 2nd or 3rd pick. He likely wont contribute much to any team this year.

  5. granadafan says: Jul 10, 2012 1:13 PM

    I wouldn’t want to get in front of him to try to bring him down.

  6. phinfan says: Jul 10, 2012 1:15 PM

    Miami has 2 or 3 3rd rounders, they can spare one for this guy. Even if they wanted to miss out on a 2nd and reach in a 2nd at least they know they have several 3′s come draft time. Someone will reach, just watch and see.

  7. tombradyallday says: Jul 10, 2012 1:19 PM

    4.52 means he runs faster during a game thats all that matters, he will run by corners

  8. thraiderskin says: Jul 10, 2012 1:20 PM

    So his height, speed and verticle are all less then what was projected? With the exception of his height, perhaps he just had an off day. Its too bad there isn’t time to bring the kid in for private work outs.

  9. hummer53 says: Jul 10, 2012 1:24 PM

    Sounds like the Pokes will grab this guy. Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis for long shot players.

  10. godofwine330 says: Jul 10, 2012 1:27 PM

    I wouldn’t be happy if the Browns used a #2 on him only because it would be the second time in less than 2 years they used a #2 on a WR who did not play at all the previous year and that receiver (Greg Little) had more than a little rust coming close to leading the NFL in drops. If he is still there when the Browns come up for the 3rd round I would say take him.

    I have to quote daysend564, if he ran in the low 4.4′s I could see him as a second, and someone with a late second still may take him because he is unlikely to be there when their turn comes around in the following round, but I would not be against a 3rd rounder for my Browns as bad as we need receivers.

  11. tfaulk says: Jul 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    So he is smaller, slower, less athletic than Roberto Wallace — a guy that you claim is not on the Miami roster apparently.

  12. richkotitte says: Jul 10, 2012 1:42 PM

    I think the 9′ers will put a 3rd round bid in. Randy Moss as your #1 (at this stage in his career) will not get you over the top. This kid could in a couple of years…

  13. mnlittle says: Jul 10, 2012 2:05 PM

    He slips a little from this. How much is hard to say. That is not elite NFL speed at WR.

  14. jwreck says: Jul 10, 2012 2:19 PM

    cnyphinfan says: Jul 10, 2012 1:03 PM

    I am so tired of 40 yard dash times being in discussions. I think that they need to start using 40 times with full pads on……..that would truly simulate football game top end speed.
    _____________

    The goal of measuring a 40 yard dash time is not to measure actual game speed nor to measure how effective the receiver will literally be. Just like the bench press or the vertical jump, it’s a measure of base athleticism. The second these numbers hit the presses everyone starts whining about “how often do receivers/linemen/quarterbacks actually run forty yards down the field in a straight line?”

    That isn’t the point: the point is a baseline test of “how athletic is this guy in his underwear compared to other players performing similar tests in their underwear?” They are not supposed to be, andd never have been a realistic demonstration of how the player will literally produce on the field: no interior lineman will ever run forty yards down the field in a straight line, or jump straight up in the air as high as they can, but they give scouts and GM’s a concrete test to compare the baseline athleticism of two different linemen or quarterbacks or defensive ends or whatever. While forty yard dash times may be more telling and make more of a statement when it comes to receivers, it is still extremely rare for an NFL wide out to ever run 40 yards in a straight line in an actual game situation.

    All that said, the reason 40 yard dash times are reported the way they are is because that is what the public wants. They are the easiest numbers for the public to process, understand, and compare, and therefore the most newsworthy. 40 yard dash time reports are here to stay, and complaining about them is just silly, like whining about interviews with incoming rookie quarterbacks on the basis of “Why do we care about what they have to say? They haven’t taken one NFL snap yet.”

  15. radrntn says: Jul 10, 2012 2:28 PM

    I can’t wait for all the bozo’s who ripped the raiders for taking Pryor in the third round in last years supplemental draft, well tell us how great Gordon is when they get them in the third round. can’t wait to lmao.

  16. truthhurtstoo says: Jul 10, 2012 2:43 PM

    So he is smaller, slower, less athletic than Roberto Wallace “-
    Plus Roberto is a good guy and has not been in trouble…. I’d like to see him shine this season as he looks like B. Marshall without the warped head.

  17. ashevillechief says: Jul 10, 2012 2:49 PM

    And he plays WHAT position? Guessing RB, but a pretty important fact you guys sometimes miss in these stories…

  18. rugdog100 says: Jul 10, 2012 2:52 PM

    Any off-duty Houston police there to harras people and then arrest them for talking back?

  19. fm31970 says: Jul 10, 2012 3:30 PM

    The second coming of David Boston? The good years, not the Miami years…

  20. granadafan says: Jul 10, 2012 3:43 PM

    “jwreck says: Jul 10, 2012 2:19 PM
    All that said, the reason 40 yard dash times are reported the way they are is because that is what the public wants. They are the easiest numbers for the public to process, understand, and compare, and therefore the most newsworthy.”
    =======================================

    The public also wants to know the Wonderlic scores, but ole Roger has deemed that to be “private”.

  21. m2karateman says: Jul 10, 2012 4:00 PM

    Any team that would give up a 3rd round pick for this head case is asking for trouble. He may have all sorts of athletic skills, but that doesn’t do anyone any good when he’s suspended or sitting in jail awaiting trial.

  22. mistersmith22 says: Jul 10, 2012 4:17 PM

    Seriously, no mention of his position? You don’t think that’s a fundamental problem?

  23. dmartin17 says: Jul 10, 2012 4:30 PM

    That’s great speed for a D-Lineman or QB. Of course I don’t know if this guy is a WR, RB or CB…

    I’m going to assume WR just based on his height but who knows…

  24. shamelessandnameless says: Jul 10, 2012 5:15 PM

    If 21 teams showed up for his work out knowing he’s likely a 3rd round supplemental pick, at least 1 team will drop a second rounder on him.

  25. oldbyrd says: Jul 11, 2012 3:20 PM

    Can he catch in a crowd? Too many 4.52 guys around. That being said, he should be scouted for his pattern running and ability to catch in a crowd etc.

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