Scouting the '13 supplemental draft 

July, 10, 2013
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O.J. RossThomas B. Shea/Getty ImagesO.J. Ross caught 100 passes for 959 yards in three seasons at Purdue.
At least one player has been taken in each of the past four supplemental drafts, and last year Cleveland used its 2013 second-round pick to get former Baylor WR Josh Gordon. Gordon led the Browns in receiving yards (805) as a rookie and showed that he can be a playmaker at the NFL level.

Using a pick that early in the supplemental draft is risky because the eligible players frequently come with some kind of baggage. Gordon was no exception. Baylor dismissed him in 2011 and in June, the NFL suspended him for the first two games of the 2013 season for violating its substance abuse policy. It remains to be seen whether the two-game suspension is the last bump in the road for Gordon or if poor off-the-field decision-making will continue to be an issue.