Complete NFL Supplemental Draft Results 2012: Where Did Gordon Go
The NFL Supplemental Draft Took Place on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Here Are the Draft Results.
The NFL Supplemental Draft took place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10am PT/1pm ET. The draft allows NFL teams to select players who are ineligible to play college football next year but did not petition the league for early entry before the NFL Draft deadline.
There was only one pick in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. The Cleveland Browns selected Josh Gordon of University of Utah (formerly of Baylor) in the second round.
If a team picks a player in the NFL Supplemental Draft, that team must forfeit a draft pick in the corresponding round of the following year's NFL Draft. That means that the Browns will not have a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Josh Gordon now has under three weeks before training camp gets started. It's uphill all the way from there: statistics are not on your side if you're a supplemental draft pick, the fortune of entering the NFL at all notwithstanding. Seriously, 10 out of 41 players selected in the Supplemental Draft never played a single down in the league.
One NFL star is the result of the Supplemental draft, though: The Boz. While Brian Bosworth was drafted up to the Seattle Seahawks in what was then the biggest rookie contract in league history, his actual performance over the next three seasons was average. He was better known for his personality (and sunglasses) than his achievements on the field. Cris Carter is more of a success story.
Josh Gordon was the most-hyped of the Supplemental Draft prospects for 2012. Most pre-draft articles we've seen tended to ponder where Gordon would end up, not if he'd be picked. Josh Gordon was dropped from Baylor in August 2011 for behavioral issues. He was picked up by the University of Utah, where he was required to sit out his first season.
The eligible Supplemental Draft prospects were:
- Josh Gordon, Utah/Baylor (wide receiver)
- Ed Wesley, TCU (running back)
- Quaylon Ewing-Burton, Boise State (cornerback)
- Adam Harris, Syracuse (running back)
- Adrian Haughton, Iowa State (tackle)
- Larry Lumpkin, Carson-Newman (linebacker)
- Montez Robinson, Georgia (defensive end)
- Houston Tuminello, Midwestern State (wide receiver)