When a regime comes in, their value chart is usually different from the previous management. The Browns selected Josh Brown in the second round of the 2012 NFL supplemental draft, thus surrendering a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The second year receiver from Baylor has a lot to prove to CEO Joe Banner and the Browns brass. Gordon must be scratching his head, as a rookie he had 50 receptions for 805 yards and 5 touchdowns, but he’s going to have to prove it by having a better sophomore campaign.
As for Banner, he’s not convinced yet:
"I think Josh has to keep working hard and improving," Banner said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plains Dealer. "I'd be surprised if Josh didn't say there were things he was doing well and things he could be doing better.
"A top-of-the-second-round pick on a wide receiver, you would hope by the second or third year you'd have a big, big impact player."
"I think he still has improvements [he] could make and there's hope that he can do that." "He's still got to grow and work hard in order to answer that question."