Press Box: Browns take Gordon in NFL Supplemental DraftBy The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Thu, Jul 12, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
The Cleveland Browns drafted wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. Gordon, a 6-3, 220-pound receiver who ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at his private workout for scouts Tuesday, was first reviewed by the Browns during the team's in-depth evaluation of two other Baylor products drafted in the first round in April -- quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver Kendall Wright. Both players were targeted by team president Mike Holmgren and his scouting staff but Griffin went second to Washington and the Browns traded up to select running back Trent Richardson third overall. With a second pick in the first round, the Browns opted for quarterback Brandon Weeden. Wright went off the board 20th overall, two picks ahead of Weeden. Cleveland forfeits its second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft as compensation for utilizing the corresponding supplemental pick. Gordon was suspended indefinitely prior to the 2011 season following a marijuana arrest. He transferred from Baylor to Utah and sat out the year. Rather than playing for the Utes this season, Gordon opted for the supplemental draft. Gordon was one of seven prospects the NFL cleared for the supplemental draft. COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION ---South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner will be named athletic director as early as Friday. Tanner led the Gamecocks to back-to-back national championships in 2010 and '11 and guided the baseball program for 16 seasons. Associate head coach Chad Holbrook will be named South Carolina's new baseball coach. Tanner was 738-316 at South Carolina. He replaces Eric Hyman, who resigned to take over as athletic director at Texas A&M. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ---Anointed the top high school basketball player to come around since LeBron James, Jabari Parker has begun whittling down his list of potential college destinations. Parker, the No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 2013, posted his current top 10 via Twitter on Wednesday. Parker's list included BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford. Notably absent is in-state Illinois. Parker was the Gatorade National Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball in Illinois, averaging 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.3 blocks.
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