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Can Josh Gordon help Miami?

Oh what a crazy offseason it has been for the Miami Dolphins!

Nothing about the moves they’ve made this offseason have been as flashy as the night clubs in South Beach.

Despite the momentary splash during the draft with Ryan Tannehill, Miami failed to take a wide receiver until the 6th Round of the draft when they selected B.J. Cunningham of Michigan State and then later Rishard Matthews in Round 7.

Today Josh Gordon, formerly of the University of Utah and transfer from Baylor, ran a 4.53 40 at the Supplemental Scouting Combine in Houston, Texas. 

The Dolphins would be giving up a 3rd round pick select him in the Supplemental Draft, but it’s not a guarantee that they wind up with him since other teams that are willing to take a chance on him are in front. 

It is rumored that an NFC East team such as the Cowboys might want to pick him to fortify their receivng corps. 

Tony Pauline: An avid college scouting guru from Sports Illustrated had this to say about Gordon:

“I would be surprised if he doesn’t go before the mid- to late part of round two,” Pauline said. “There are some who believe if he really had a huge year (in 2011), he would’ve been the first receiver drafted.” (Per Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post).

Josh Gordon stands 6’4″ and 220 pounds and could give the Dolphins that size and speed lost with the Brandon Marshall trade. 

Of course, there is some risk with drafting Gordon in the supplemental draft since he has not played for a year after transferring from Baylor to Utah because of an arrest. 

However, if Gordon is as good as advertised, he could be better than the top 3 receivers on the Miami Dolphins going into camp.

Photo Credit (Bleacher Report)


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