Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle to enter NFL supplemental draft

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We now have something else to talk about this summer, something that almost looks like football.

According to’s Andrea Adelson, Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle will enter the supplemental draft.

Battle was the Tigers’ starting left tackle last year, and played more snaps than any player on the team.

“I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL supplemental draft,” Battle said in a statement from the school.

Battle had some issues previously at Clemson, with suspensions in 2013 for punching a player and one last year for disciplinary reasons. He was also pulled over earlier this month for a traffic stop and was cited for possession of marijuana.

14 responses to “Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle to enter NFL supplemental draft

  1. With his record, he should not be entering the supplemental draft. He may go unselected.

    That is an ugly haircut he is about to give himself.

  2. La’el Collins signing with Dallas will make teams draft the kid. No way he goes undrafted….Collins’ situation will dictate it. Maybe as high as a 3rd rounder.

  3. With character issues and a current bust of a LT in Kahlil sounds like a perfect match in Minnesota.

  4. Based on how strong the 2016 draft is looking, it might be tough for teams to let a 2nd day pick loose for him, but I might be tempted to bid a 3rd rounder for a future starter at LT. Don’t know enough about him to say whether he is worth it, but it sounds like he is highly regarded. Probably will end up being a 5th or 6th rounder that gets him if anyone takes him.

  5. Since when is deciding to come out enough to get into the supplemental draft? I thought this was for specific NCAA violations that were not known to the player in time to enter the NFL Draft. He’s known he’s going to have a kid for 6-8 months now.

    If Collins couldn’t get into the supplemental draft (given that his situation was not known when he entered the draft, and he had real tangible losses due to that situation) how does this kid get in?

  6. Based on his record I am willing to bet the school told him he was done after something else he did and he “decided” to enter the draft. No way the NFL lets him in the supplemental draft unless there was some sort of extraordinary situation like this.

  7. starter in the ACC at left tackle for a nationally ranked team…sounds like you could burn a 7th round supplemental pick pretty safely.

    Eagles – you just released two starters, and picked up one reclamation project in Moffitt this week. Why not make it 2? At least all of his limbs are in tact (except maybe his brain from the sound of it)

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