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Gordon shows off receiving skills for NFL scouts

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon says he had one thing he wanted to do at the Badgers' Pro Day -- catch the ball well.

Gordon showed off his receiving skills for NFL scouts gathered Wednesday at McClain Center. Despite one drop, Gordon consistently caught the ball cleanly and away from his body -- something he says he should have done more of at February's combine.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1MuoCrZ ) reports the potential first-round draft pick also looked sharp at route running. Otherwise, Gordon kept his warm-up clothes on for much of the day.

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson says Gordon has "always been a pretty good pass-catcher in college." And Thompson sees no reason why he wouldn't be that way in pro football.

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