Re: 2012 Supplemental draft
Checking out Gordon
The Vikings were one of about 20 teams that sent scouts to the Tuesday morning workout of former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon, the most prominent of eight players who are eligible for Thursday's supplemental draft.
According to multiple reports, Gordon measured in at 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds, posted a 36-inch vertical jump and suffered a quadriceps injury while posting a time of 4.52 second in the 40-yard dash.
The Vikings drafted two receivers in the fourth round of April's draft and seem unlikely to give up a mid-round pick in 2013 to add another rookie to that mix. They haven't made a supplemental draft pick since 1988.
Other players eligible are: Boise State defensive back Quaylon Ewing, Syracuse running back Adam Harris, Iowa State tackle Adrian Haughton, Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin, Georgia end Montez Robinson, McMurray receiver Houston Tuminello and TCU running back Ed Wesley.
There's some hype surrounding this guy and talk he might go as high as the second round. Traditionally supplemental draft players don't turn out, and I'd be surprised if we drafted him at all (maybe a sixth-rounder if he lasts that long), but we're as WR-needy as nearly any team in the league (except for maybe Cleveland). Our track record of supplemental picks also doesn't lead one to believe he'll be a Viking. But some draftnicks have said he had better tape than Kendall Wright (and better measurables). Might be interesting to track him, wherever he ends up.