Former Lamar High school star receiver Josh Gordon, who played college football at Baylor, is "more than shocked" after being taken by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the NFL's supplemental draft on Thursday.
Gordon, who was suspended by Baylor last summer because of off-the-field issues, transferred to Utah, but had to sit out the 2011 season because he was a transfer.
He opted for the supplemental draft for financial reasons and was taken by the Browns, who forfeit a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
"I was more than shocked for sure," Gordon said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "I definitely didn't think that high, but I'm thankful for the opportunity.
"I'm definitely in shock. It still probably hasn't hit me yet."
During Gordon's sophomore season at Baylor in 2010 he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns.
Now he is in the NFL.
"It's definitely been a long time coming," Gordon said. "I finally get to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"Everything I went through was a learning experience. Something that was needed I feel in order to get where I'm at to really appreciate it and deserve it."
Gordon met last week with Browns officials in Cleveland.
"I had a great meeting with the GM, Mr. (Tom) Heckert, and their staff," Gordon said. "I loved the trip. I love Cleveland.
"The dinner was fun. I enjoyed myself. It seemed like a place for me to be."
And Gordon said he is ready to do whatever is asked of him by the Browns coaches.
"I want to bring another addition, another asset that they can use in the offensive scheme and do everything I can to help win more games and bring a playoff berth to the City
of Cleveland and the well-deserving fans of the Cleveland Browns," Gordon said."
Gordon, who worked out for 21 teams on Tuesday at the Houston Texas facility, has an idea how he will feel when he gets his arms around what has taken place.
"I'll probably be at home with my mom and my brother sitting on the couch probably crying together," Gordon said.
"It's something we waited our whole lives for. We talked about forever, never really just think it would happen so soon and just so sudden like this. It will definitely be tears of joy."
Gordon's Houston-based agent, Jeff Nalley, is not surprised his client went in the second round.
Josh, in any other circumstances, is a first-round pick," Nalley said. "We talked to so many teams, did so much leg work with so many teams and they did their homework.
"What they found out was he's a really good guy and he's also a tremendous player. Every team that I talked to, they spoke to his ex-coaches. They spoke to his teammates from Baylor and not one had anything bad to say about him. It was good to see that come out during this process. I'm just excited for the kid."
Gordon looks forward to the next chapter in his life.
"I'm ready to be a Brown," Gordon said.