May 11, 2012; Berea, OH, USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) hands off to running back Trent Richardson (33) during rookie camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
Cleveland apparently is aware they got out of the 2012 NFL Draft without improving their receiving corps much.
They spent their 2013 second round pick on Josh Gordon, a physically gifted wide receiver who last played for Baylor University before a violation of team rules led to his transfer to Utah. He never dressed for a game, and instead declared for the Supplemental Draft.
Gordon, 6-foot-4 and 224 pounds, ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at his work out earlier this week. Cleveland was the only team he met with during the process.
The second round is the highest Supplemental Draft selection since RB Tony Holdings was taken in the second by Houston in 2003.
The Browns' offense was anemic in 2011, averaging fewer than 14 points a game. Their receivers have been under fire, but with the addition of Gordon, rookie QB Brandon Weeden and RB Trent Richardson, clearly, Cleveland was looking to boost those sagging numbers.
How much it will matter remains to be seen, but it wouldn't take much to improve on their numbers last season.