Josh Gordon has his time to shine and did well, but he didn’t run as fast as some people thought he would, read here.
Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that 21 teams showed up and saw Gordon run a 4.52-second 40-yard dash. While that isn’t quite as fast as some pre-draft buzz indicated, it’s plenty quick for a 6-foot-3, 224-pound athlete.
Caplan also reported that Gordon had a 36-inch vertical leap and 10-foot-1 broad jump, which are very good numbers.
In the traditional draft process, the Pro Day is not the end-all, be all. It’s a little more important for Gordon considering that teams haven’t seen him play in 2010. This 40-yard time doesn’t figure to increase the early round hype surrounding Gordon, but we doubt that it will hurt his buzz.
At this point, conventional wisdom has Gordon going in the third round.
UPDATE: Caplan later reported that Gordon pulled his left quadriceps during his workout.
On Thursday we will see if he impressed teams enough to get a 3rd round pick. My guess is that the Cowboys will put in a claim but not a 3rd rounder. And I may be more worried about him getting hurt after one workout after being out of the game for so long than him not running a blazing time in the 40.
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If he had blown people away with his forty I think he would get the 3rd round pick. Without the top end speed to go with the size I think he goes in the 4th at the earliest.