Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was making the rounds on the media circuit Thursday, and he didn't shy away from his personal desire to see the team select QB Johnny Manziel with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. Here is what Gordon said on ESPN's First Take, per Pat McManamon:
Gordon said that he had dinner with Farmer recently and that free agency and quarterbacks were discussed. Though Farmer was noncommittal, Gordon said Manziel "seems to be the top guy on my list right now" and that he'd "bring a whole different dynamic" to Cleveland. In his view, Gordon believes Manziel's skills will translate to the pro game.
"I think it might not be as hard as most people believe it to be, simply because of the fact we have guys like Russell Wilson now, shorter quarterbacks. You see Drew Brees doing it [also]," he said. "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 a lot of people haven't seen in a long time. I think he'll be great for the NFL."
Gordon also had some optimistic predictions for the franchise in 2014:
Browns WR Josh Gordon on NFL LIVE just predicted a 10-6 record and a playoff run for Cleveland in 2014. pic.twitter.com/TmRF5ePV04— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 27, 2014
What do you think, Browns fans? Did Gordon give a little too much information about where he thinks the Browns are leaning, or do you think Farmer could actually have used Gordon as someone to create more confusion about the team's draft intentions?