No one picked in supplemental draft

Reuters

The supplemental draft came in like a lamb and went out like a lamb, too.

With no buzz in the days preceding the supplemental selection process, the draft itself created no buzz either.  The Baltimore Ravens announced on their Twitter feed (because why not?) that the seven supplemental rounds came and went with no players being picked.

It’s the first time since 2004 that no players were selected in the supplemental draft.  Doing so would cause the team using a supplemental pick to lose the corresponding pick in next April’s draft.

The six players who weren’t picked now become free agents, able to sign with any team.

From 1981 through 1992, eight players were selected in the first round of the supplemental draft.  Since 1992, there have been none.

44 responses to “No one picked in supplemental draft

  1. Spending draft choices on fringe players with legal issues and major character flaws just isn’t what it used to be, apparently.

  2. Patriots officials said they passed on taking a player in the supplemental draft because “the players just didn’t have the kind of strong criminal background we covet.”

  3. Surprised the Patriots didn’t decide to pounce on another criminal-in-the-rough.

  4. The only guy the Ravens ever got in the supplemental draft was Jared Gaither and his subsequent history is enough to decide that whatever gets a player kicked out of the NCAA program should be enough to steer away from them.

  5. Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.

  6. Perhaps New England learned from Cleveland’s mistake last year?

    Besides…there are plenty criminals available on the waiver wire for the Patriots to choose from.

  7. FYI, in case you’re wondering like I was, the 6 players are

    James Boyd, DE UNLV

    Nate Holloway, DT UNLV

    Toby Jackson, DE Central Florida

    DeWayne Peace, WR Houston

    O.J. Ross, WR Purdue

    Damond Smith, DB South Alabama

  8. The Ravens ‘stole’ Jared Gather in the sup. draft 6 years ago……….and sure enough the character flaws that put him in the draft came to fruition and resulted in one of the greatest waste of talents in NFL history.

    I dare say,
    If you saw him play you would agree.

  9. whysomanylosers says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:51 PM
    I expected the Patriots to be fairly active. At the current rate they wont have a team by the time training camp starts in 2 weeks.
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    Yeah right, they’ve lost all of Hernandez and possibly Dennard from their roster of 90 players, and Gronk maybe will start the season still rehabbing for a couple games. And the Pats will find someone to fill the roster spot that Hernandez had.

    But hey, those 87 or 88 other players aren’t enough to make up a team. Right. Great analysis.

  10. First draft in a long time where Chris Berman didn’t tip the picks ahead of time.

    -QG

  11. painkiller20 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:47 PM
    It should read “The defending world champs announced on their Twitter feed”……

    15 56
    Report comment…… Starved for attention…bark like a terrier. Wanting respect…..got to act like you deserve it.

  12. bangreggwilliams says: Jul 11, 2013 1:52 PM

    Patriots officials said they passed on taking a player in the supplemental draft because “the players just didn’t have the ability to dupe Bob Kraft.”

    Fixed

  13. alphaq2 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM
    Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.
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    Bernie Kosar and “The Boz”

  14. whysomanylosers says:
    Jul 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    Pats are D-O-N-E (except for Tebow of course)
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    Roflcopter like Pats fans haven’t heard that every year for a long time. Keep dreamin’ though.

  15. whysomanylosers says:
    Jul 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    Pats are D-O-N-E (except for Tebow of course)
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    DONE = double digit wins…most likely another playoff trip.

    Let’s not act like the Pats have been full of RandyMoss’ and Calvin Johnson’s at WR over the years. They’ll be ok passing the ball because they have a good QB. Just like other QBs, they make the WR’s relevant most of the time. Ex: I’m sure Packer fans weren’t drooling looking at JJones, JNelson, DDriver, RCobb etc….a couple years back. Rodgers made them household names.

  16. NotoriousKDV says: Jul 11, 2013 1:59 PM

    FYI, in case you’re wondering like I was, the 6 players are

    James Boyd, DE UNLV

    Nate Holloway, DT UNLV

    Toby Jackson, DE Central Florida

    DeWayne Peace, WR Houston

    O.J. Ross, WR Purdue

    Damond Smith, DB South Alabama

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    Thorough reporting, thank you.

  17. alphaq2 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.

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    The Bengals took Ahmad Brooks a handful of years ago, and he’s playing well now.

  18. Aw shucks!!! I was expecting the pats to draft another diamond in the rough…Bad credit, no credit, you’re forgiven! Billy B and the pats will take you in!

  19. @Nofoolnodrool who says:

    “Starved for attention…bark like a terrier. Wanting respect…..got to act like you deserve it.”

    You do realize we’re the world champions, right? As in, Lombardi Trophy. Superbowl Rings. Championship Banners. Parade.

    The respect is already earned. Blood sweat and tears, pain, all laid out on the football field.

    Its a done deal, like it or not.

  20. whysomanylosers says: Jul 11, 2013 2:17 PM

    alphaq2 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM
    Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.
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    Bernie Kosar and “The Boz”
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    The Boz flamed out for the same reason he was drafted in the supplemental draft in the first place….Good ole steroids.

    I’ll give you Kosar, but if I remember correctly, didn’t that have something to do with him making it clear that he wanted to play for Cleveland? I thought he purposely didn’t file the necessary paperwork to be included in the regular draft because he had, behind the scenes, made an agreement with Cleveland. I can’t remember exactly, but I want to say that Kosar was an exception. I could very well be wrong, but I don’t have time to look it up. .

  21. alphaq2 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.

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    The Packers took Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mike Wahle in 1998.

  22. These are the times when I miss Crazy Al Davis. Heck, even Bill Belicheat missed a chance to draft another problem child.

  23. The defending world champs should have picked someone up, now their fans are screwed for the next 8 years, but hey, it Baltimorgue so who really cares any ways 🙂

  24. alphaq2 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.

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    Some very good players have come out of the supp draft. Bernie Kosar of course, Steve Walsh hung in the league for a decade (not worth a first, but there have been worse choices), Mike Wahle and Rob Moore. Of course, these guys didn’t get into trouble in college, although Wahle was booted for steroids.

    There are a few guys in the league that came through the supp. draft, but really not much. Brooks with the ’49ers and Terell Pryor. Josh Gordon might be a find though.

  25. In responce to the question of ‘why would any NFL team waste a draft pick”..I disagree. yes, the supplemental draft usually doesn’t have high quality players but, why not roll the dice and offer up a 7th round pick? It was clearly known that no team was going to throw a offer in. So IMO throw a 6th ot even 7th round offer at a player. There were several players that were worth a shot for a 7th rounder. I mean seriously. how many 7th round picks actually make a team and of those 7th round picks..how many stay in the NFL more then a year or so. The answer is not very many. There were several players that were worth a 7th round offer, and this year any team could have stole a player valued in the 3rd round in the NFL draft and stole them for a 7th round pick…

  26. The respect is already earned. Blood sweat and tears, pain, all laid out on the football field.

    Its a done deal, like it or not.

    Yup you are right it’s on the field not on these threads so slow your roll. When you get to six I ll give respect, but only one team so far has done that.

  27. 1phillyphan that’s horrible reasoning and logic. If no one is worth a pick and no other team values the player worth a pick why would you waste a 6th or 7th rd pick when you can sign them now as a free agent? And if no one thinks their worth a pick why would you say their a 3rd rd value?

  28. I’m still getting over the sting of the Giants taking Dave Brown in the supp draft. Crikies.

  29. Never understood why teams would give up a future draft pick in order to take a guy in the supplemental draft. Other than Chris Carter I can’t think of any that were worth it.

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    In the mid-90’s, the Packers took an offensive lineman, Mike Wahle, that went on to be a starter for a number of years. Good player, good use of the supplemental draft.

  30. Scouting is such an inexact science that you never know where you are going to pick up the next solid to great NFL player. I am not saying I would or would not use a pick to take someone in the supplemental draft, but anyone trying to say that the 6 players in this year’s supplemental draft aren’t going to pan out are having delusions of grandeur. If even one gets on the field and produces (even at the average for that position in the NFL), then it would definitely be worth using a pick for. If the player is a quality addition on and off the field then the value goes up.

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