The 2011 supplemental draft gets started at 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday. As recently explained — and contrary to several reporters and websites that simply don’t have their facts straight — the order isn’t determined based simply on last year’s won-loss record.
It’s a weighted lottery, with “dibs” for the worst six teams sorted out first, then the next 14, then the 12 playoffs teams. Last year, for example, the Browns had the top position in the supplemental draft, even though the Rams had first pick in the April draft.
To expedite the process, teams have a window at the start of each round to submit the name of a player, if any, they’d like to take. The player is then awarded to the team with the highest position in the round who claimed him. Any pick used by a team in the 2011 supplemental draft is forfeited in the 2012 draft.
Look for the news of the outcome of each round to emerge via Twitter. We’ll also post it right here.
Six players are in the pool. The star of the show will be former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The only questions are by whom and in which round.