Could Eagles Take Baylor WR Josh Gordon In Supplemental Draft?

For many fans, the NFL Supplemental draft that is being held this Thursday is nothing more than a small headline on the way to training camp.

The Eagles are not usually active in the supplemental draft, but that could change this year according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

Describing the Eagles as "needy" at the wide receiver, Schefter mentioned Philadelphia as a possible landing spot for Baylor WR Josh Gordon. Schefter named the Eagles amongst a few other teams, including the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

A player of Gordon's talent being in the supplemental draft is rare, as some see him as a better player than another former Baylor wide out, Kendall Wright. Wright was the 20th pick in this years draft, going to the Tennessee Titans.

Gordon does not come without some baggage, however, as he was suspended in 2011 by Baylor for breaking team rules. In his last full season at Baylor, Gordon had 42 receptions for 714 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Gordon is 6'3 and 225 pounds with speed, making him a player the Eagles would definitely have at least some interest. As we talked about last week, Riley Cooper has not exactly excelled so far as the tall wide out the Eagles lack in the red zone.

It is being reported that at least one NFC East team has already given Gordon a 3rd Round grade, although it is not known which one. It makes more sense for almost every team in the NFC East other than the Eagles to make a move for Gordon, but the Eagles have shown that if they like a player enough they will do what it takes to get him. Not many thought the Eagles would move up to get WR Jeremy Maclin in 2009.

Will the Eagles give up more than a 3rd round pick to get Gordon? It is unlikely, but on a slow news day, it sure is fun to think of what a player with Gordon's skill and size could add to this Eagles offense.

Follow Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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