NFL sets July 9 date for supplemental draft

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The date is set for the NFL supplemental draft.

The supplemental draft will take place on July 9, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

No team has made a supplemental selection since the Browns used a second-round pick on Josh Gordon in 2012, so the supplemental draft has become a non-event the last couple years. But this year there’s a good chance that a supplemental pick will be used: Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, who declared for the supplemental draft last week, is an NFL talent who has a real shot of helping some team this season.

West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey, West Georgia defensive end Darrius Caldwell and North Carolina Central wide receiver/kick returner Adrian Wilkins are also available in the supplemental draft.

If a team uses a supplemental pick on a player, that team loses the corresponding pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Players who are not selected in the supplemental draft become free agents.

12 responses to “NFL sets July 9 date for supplemental draft

  1. I wish Baseball had a clear process for bringing new players into the league as the NFL does. Draft and then, if undrafted, become a free agent. Baseball lets foreigners enter as free agents (no draft), often signing contracts worth more than college and high school draftees from the U.S. It’s really ridiculous.

  2. Where’s it being held and where can I get tickets ? I’m half serious, too. 🙂

  3. I can see a team that has been told by the owner “win now or get ready to find another job” desperately taking a chance on one of these guys.

    Should be interesting.

  4. The supplemental draft should be renamed “The draft of selfish, immature college football players who enjoy illegal drugs and beating women more than do love football” draft.

    I’m tired of “second chances” b/c all it means is that a person is allowed to commit a crime against someone else at least once and not have to pay the consequences for it. Athletes get 3rd, 4th, and 5th chances and I for one am tired of it.

  5. The Vikings have tried selecting players in the last couple of supplemental drafts but haven’t gotten their card in on time.

  6. Cris Carter (HOF) was drafted in the 4th rd of the 1987 Supplemental draft.
    6 other draftees have made the Pro Bowl. Always talent to be found.

  7. Yep, Chris Carter. Bernie Kosar,Rob Moore, Mike Wahle, Jamal Williams, and king of the goal line fumble Bobby Humphrey were all supplemental picks. Cautionary tales Dave Brown,Steve Walsh, Timm Rosenbach and Josh Brent also went in the supplemental draft. Unfortunately the Vikings didn’t have a card to turn in, the draft is done like waiver claims, each team submits what pick they would use on the player, and he is awarded to the team with the highest pick submitted.

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