By Steve Corkran
Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 11:53 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders selected quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 supplemental draft. On Thursday, the Raiders passed on the opportunity to select Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon, even though they attended his pre-draft workout.
Gordon was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the supplemental draft, and he was the only player taken.
The Raiders held the 14th pick of the first round and had only one shot at Gordon, as it turned out. The Browns used the No. 2 pick of the second round to nab Gordon.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has said that he is fond of his draft picks. He, obviously, didn’t feel as if a first-rounder for Gordon was a value pick.
Pryor cost the Raiders their 2012 third-rounder. The Browns now are without their second-round pick for the 2013 NFL draft.
The Raiders apparently are content going into the season with Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Juron Criner and whoever else emerges from a unit chock full of intriguing prospects.