From Jerry Jones to Jason Garrett to Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys have been pretty consistent this offseason in saying that the no. 3 receiver in 2012 will come from in-house--that someone, whether Kevin Ogletree, Andre Holmes, Dwayne Harris or fourth round pick Danny Coale, will step up to fill the role left by Laurent Robinson.
Aside from Ogletree, none of these guys has ever caught a pass in an NFL game. And now, a couple days away from the league’s supplemental draft, it appears that another candidate with impressive athleticism and zero NFL receptions might draw some interest from Dallas.
Josh Gordon is a former Baylor receiver who stands at 6-foot-3, weighs in at 225 pounds and runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. To be sure, his physical attributes, on paper anyway, are pretty well beyond reproach. Where Dallas (and other teams) might take pause is with respect to his off-field issues.
Gordon left Baylor last year after being arrested for marijuana possession, and transferred to Utah, where he didn’t play football. He then entered the supplemental draft for financial reasons, according to Tim Cowlishaw of ESPN Dallas.
Off-field stuff aside though, if Dallas does land the former Baylor standout on Thursday--and a standout he was, as the no. 1 recever over first round pick Kendall Wright with the Bears in 2010--the “no. 3 receiver sweepstakes” could get a lot more interesting.
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