The 49ers were one of 20 or so teams on hand for former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon's workout in Houston Tuesday, according to a league source on hand for the event. Gordon is the prize catch of the supplemental draft, which will take place Thursday.
Gordon hasn't played since 2010. He was suspended by Baylor before the 2011 season after -- according to Gordon in an interview with the Houston Chronicle -- testing positive for marijuana. He transferred to Utah but decided to enter the supplemental draft instead of playing for the Utes.
He's the most intriguing of the group of players eligible for the supplemental draft because of his size - 6-3, 224 pounds - and his speed. He reportedly ran in the 4.5-second range at the Houston workout, not bad for someone that big and for someone who hasn't been training for months at sprinting.
Gordon likely is interesting to the 49ers because they don't have anyone with that kind of size at the position.
Still, it's difficult to see them making a move after they spent the offseason bolstering their wide receiving corps. They signed Mario Manningham (two years) and Randy Moss (one year) to free-agent deals. They also used their first-round draft pick on a receiver, A.J. Jenkins, and signed several other talented players who went undrafted, most notably Stanford's Chris Owusu.
There appear to be other, more-receiver-needy teams - Cleveland and Miami, to name two -- who are circling Gordon and who are likely willing to use a higher draft pick to obtain him. The team that drafts him will lose their corresponding pick in the April 2013 draft. Gordon could go in the third or fourth round, according to draft prognostications.
-- Matt Barrows