Josh Gordon 'pretty sure' Browns will draft QB with fourth pick
When you have one of the best receivers in football, it's probably a good idea to have someone who can get him the ball.
Browns wideout Josh Gordon is 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, 22 years old and a beast on the field, as he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season. The second-year man out of Baylor had 87 catches, nine touchdowns and a league-high 30 catches of 20-plus yards.
Gordon was on ESPN on Thursday and said he is "pretty sure" Cleveland will select a quarterback with the fourth pick in the draft. But he added that he's not sure which quarterback, and said the pick is "up in the air."
Gordon then said asking him whom the Browns should pick was "putting me in a position to incriminate myself."
"There's no telling," Gordon said. "I talked with Ray [Farmer, the team's general manager], I talked with [owner] Jimmy [Haslam]. The choice is really up in the air right now. I'm pretty sure it's a quarterback and I just really can't say which one. I'm not real sure.
"There's plenty of guys on the list right now," Gordon continued. "Blake Bortles is definitely one of those guys that just may do it for us. Teddy Bridgewater is a great talent. But there's no telling."
One guy Gordon didn't mention at first was Johnny Manziel, whose Pro Day was Thursday.
"Johnny seems that much more mobile, if anything," Gordon said. "He seems to elude defenders a whole lot better. I know it's hard to tell, and there's a whole lot of mixed reviews on him. But he's bringing highlights to the game that a lot of people haven't seen in a long time. I think he'll be great for the NFL."
With Brandon Weeden signing with the Cowboys, the Browns have only two quarterbacks on their roster — Brian Hoyer, who suffered a torn ACL last season, and Alex Tanney. EXTRA MUSTARD: President George H.W. Bush attends Johnny Manziel's Pro Day