According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, an NFL executive told him that Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon has “Moss-like talents” and is “faster than Brandon Marshall.”
“One NFL executive told me Gordon has Randy Moss-like talents,” wrote Schefter during his weekly mailbag. “Another said Gordon is a faster Brandon Marshall. So the talent definitely is there. He gives the Browns a big, downfield threat. But there also are major questions about his maturity, decision-making and determination. Gordon now will have a chance to answer those questions. If he takes his new job seriously and grows up, he can be a big-time difference maker. It’s up to him.”
Benjamin Albright of NFLDraftMonsters.com made a very good point on Twitter.
“It amazes me that so many NFL people will say he’s Moss, or a faster Marshall, yet wouldn’t spend a first on him,” wrote Albright.
I have agree with Albright, there’s certainly a little too much hype being put on Gordon.