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Supplemental draft order is determined, as always, by a weighted lottery

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Some misinformation has been propagated regarding the procedure that will apply to the supplemental draft.  At least one national reporter with as many eyes as his network has letters has flatly stated that the same order from the April 2011 draft applies to the 2011 supplemental draft.

It’s not that simple, although I wish it were.

The supplemental draft works like a convoluted combination of a draft and the waiver system.

Priority for the supplemental draft will be determined by a weighted lottery.  The weakest club (this year, the Panthers) receives the most chances, with 32.  The strongest team (the Packers) gets the fewest, with one.

The order of priority for the six weakest teams is determined first via picking chances from a container, which means that the Panthers will be no lower than sixth.  Then, the lottery chances for the remaining 14 non-playoffs teams will be placed in the container and the No. 7 through No. 20 spots will be determined.

Finally, the lottery chances for the 12 postseason teams will be placed in the container to determine the final dozen slots on the priority chart.

The draft then unfolds with each team determining on a round-by-round basis whether to use, before the round begins, the corresponding pick from the 2012 draft.  If multiple teams pick the same player in the same round, the priority list determines which team gets the player.

Picks that already have been traded may be exercised by the team that now holds those selections, based on the priority of the team that originally owned the pick.  For trades involving conditional picks in 2012, neither team may use the pick in the supplemental draft.

The supplemental draft will be held on Monday, August 22.  Six players are available, including most notably Terrelle Pryor.

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24 Responses to “Supplemental draft order is determined, as always, by a weighted lottery”
  1. trbowman says: Aug 18, 2011 10:15 PM

    Amazing what Ohio State can do for a guy.

    All this attention and news about the supplemental draft is sole about Pryor.

    Soley about a guy who will be out of the league in one year.

  2. chizzle20 says: Aug 18, 2011 10:32 PM


  3. barneysbullet says: Aug 18, 2011 10:48 PM

    Watch out Cam Newton…Terrelle Pryor be challenging you for the starting gig down there, ya hear 😉

  4. goforthanddie says: Aug 18, 2011 10:59 PM

    A dollar says Cryor doesn’t get drafted.

  5. murraysons says: Aug 18, 2011 11:05 PM

    Who are the other guys??

  6. hobartbaker says: Aug 18, 2011 11:07 PM

    Yeah, I mean what’s the big deal about the most highly regarded recruit in the history of NCAA football who only won 31 of 35 games and two Bowls in three seasons.

  7. dmq13 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:36 PM

    hey hobartbaker ya know Ken Dorsey won all but one game in his college career too! He really ended up being a star didnt he?

  8. dmq13 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    sorry all but two!

  9. tonymontana45 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:46 PM

    Who cares how it’s determined, I would at least be somewhat interested in the order…

  10. sinister23 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:51 PM

    @hobart- Pryor fell into a very strong buckeye team….and last i checked on man doesnt win games. PRYOR WILL BE NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THE NFL!!!!

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2011 11:52 PM

    Yeah. Especially one who doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, and is too stupid to function at the NFL level?

  12. hammockbananas says: Aug 19, 2011 12:01 AM

    Hobartbaker –

    Tommy Frazier
    Danny Wuerffel
    Ken Dorsey
    Graham Harrell
    Charlie Ward
    Eric Crouch
    and so on and so on and so on…

    We’ve had countless “great” college quarterbacks that sucked in the NFL. You’ll be able to add Pryor to that list in 2 years.

  13. bobwhitequail says: Aug 19, 2011 12:20 AM

    Excellent job explaining a complex daft system. Thanks very much!

  14. MichaelEdits says: Aug 19, 2011 12:25 AM

    Never in my life have I been remotely close to Rolling On the Floor Laughing. But if my Panthers pick up Terrelle Pryor, I will.

  15. beastson says: Aug 19, 2011 12:31 AM

    hobartbaker says:
    Aug 18, 2011 11:07 PM
    Yeah, I mean what’s the big deal about the most highly regarded recruit in the history of NCAA football who only won 31 of 35 games and two Bowls in three seasons.


    int the history of NCAA football? No. The state of Pennsylvania? Yes.

    Get your facts straight.

  16. boltfaninfalconcountry says: Aug 19, 2011 12:51 AM

    Is there anyone else in the draft?

  17. vikingdoode says: Aug 19, 2011 1:04 AM

    Watch the Vikings win this and pick him and another drama filled season…hey what ever sells those tickets.

    haha never happen My pick is Dallas

  18. dumbaseinstien says: Aug 19, 2011 2:50 AM

    Yo Hobart the Bogart…stop smoking that wacky weed. Did he really just say “the most highly regarded recruit in the history of NCAA football”??! Anyone else think Pryor’s agent typed that?

  19. edgy and imtalking are one in the same says: Aug 19, 2011 3:56 AM

    A quick question here, will Pryor count against the roster for those 5 suspension games?

  20. nukeslovesit says: Aug 19, 2011 8:28 AM

    Who cares about this kid. The real star of the Supplemental draft is Caleb King from Georgia. Someone will grab him.

  21. tjv027 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:50 AM

    This website’s comment board really raises the bar when it comes to comparisons that are just plain silly. It’s not hard to list star college QBs that didn’t pan out in the NFL, as there’s a lot of them. But they were not all created equally. Pryor played in a pro-style offense in his three years at Ohio State, and has athletic tools that are very similar to Cam Newton. The guy has serious maturity issues and is a project in every sense of the word, but his upside is higher than many that were taken in the first two rounds of this year’s real draft. If you think some team won’t use a 4th round pick on him for that upside, regardless of how remote the chances are that he will be an elite NFL QB, you are crazy.

  22. ilivincin says: Aug 19, 2011 8:56 AM

    As a Bengals fan (yes I know) why not take him in the 6th or 7th round, hell, I’d even go with a 5th. TP will be a better backup QB than Jordan Palmer, Bruce Gradkowski and Dan LaFevor (I don’t care about spelling their names correctly). Seriously, the guy is 6’6″, 235 and runs a 4.3. You all watched him stiff arm Oregon and Arkansas in back to back BSC Bowl games. Why not take a flyer?

  23. amplug13 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:58 AM

    Eagles? Mentored by Vick and competing with Vince Young could be quite helpful.

  24. dmq13 says: Aug 19, 2011 12:57 PM

    Its funny that youre comparing him to Cam Newton as an NFL player already because Cam Newton hasnt even played a real full game in the NFL. The truth is just like every NFL prospect especially those of such raw talent it will depend on the team he ends up with and how the team grooms him into their system. If this guy gets picked up by one of the crap teams of the league and they thrust him into the starting role early he will fail. If he gets taken by one of the upper tier teams and they let him sit a while and groom him up I think he has a chance to at least be an adequate NFL player.

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