Josh Gordon is aware he’ll be catching passes from a rookie next season.
Appearing on SportsCenter Thursday, the Browns’ star receiver said he’s “pretty sure” the team will draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick.
He just doesn’t know which one.
“There’s no telling,” Gordon said, via ESPN.com. “I talked with (General Manager) Ray (Farmer), 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.”
Gordon joked that discussing Cleveland’s draft plans is “putting me in a position to incriminate myself,” but went on to mention two signal-callers: UCF’s Blake Bortles and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater.
“There’s plenty of guys on the list right now,” Gordon said. “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.”
Gordon also did Johnny Manziel a solid, saying the Aggies’ QB will overcome the criticisms he’s faced and be “great” in the NFL.
“I think it might not be as hard as most people believe it to be,” he said. “Simply because of the fact we have guys like Russell Wilson now, shorter quarterbacks. You see Drew Brees doing it.
“Johnny seems that much more mobile, if anything. 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 lot of people haven’t seen in a long time.
“I think he’ll be great for the NFL.”
The Browns are approaching the draft in a secretive manner, refusing to give an inkling as to which quarterback they prefer. That they will likely draft one, however, is the among the league’s worst kept secrets.
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