Supplemental draft will be held on July 11

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The NFL has set the date and time for this year’s supplemental draft.

It will be held on July 11 at 1 p.m. ET and there are three players available for interested teams. Former Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant, former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal and former Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander will be available.

Alexander held a pro day workout earlier this month and Bryant worked out for scouts on Monday. Beal is scheduled to do the same later this week.

The draft will play out like the regular seven-round draft and any team using a pick for one of the three players will forfeit their selection in the same round of the 2019 draft. Any player who goes unpicked becomes a free agent.

No player has been selected in a supplemental draft since the Rams took Isaiah Battle in 2015. Battle is now with Seattle and joins wide receivers Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon as the only active players to enter the league as a supplemental draft pick.

17 responses to “Supplemental draft will be held on July 11

  1. Don’t know why the players would enter a supplemental draft. It seems they could do better and pick the team they wanted as a free agent What am I missing here?

  2. Don’t know why the players would enter a supplemental draft. It seems they could do better and pick the team they wanted as a free agent What am I missing here?
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    If a player is drafted, they get paid on the rookie wage scale and a multi-year deal. If they just go for FA, then they will get a contract similar to a UDFA, league minimum, 1 year

  3. BigAlHeBDMan says:
    June 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Don’t know why the players would enter a supplemental draft. It seems they could do better and pick the team they wanted as a free agent What am I missing here?

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    You cant just decide to be a FA. You have to go through the draft process (regular or supplemental) first. You only become a FA after being passed over in every round of the draft.

  4. I’ll never forget when the Seahawks won the rights to The Boz.

    I remember my uncle telling me he was the next Butkus… good times.

  5. I am not sure why they still have this draft since since few of players get selected.
    But you have more film on them and a team can make an educated guess on the individuals and select accordingly.

  6. I don’t believe that the draft plays out like the regular draft as stated in the article. My understanding is there are three groups of teams established based on order of finish in 2017, and then within each group, the teams are weighted, similar to the NBA draft lottery, so Cleveland is not guaranteed the first pick in the supplemental draft. Also, the supplemental draft is not a cyclic draft in the sense that teams do not take turns – they submit a “bid” on a player – an offer for the player tied to a draft pick round in next years draft if they are interested – if they are awarded the player, then they give up that pick in the 2019 regular draft. The highest “bid” gets the player.

  7. Sam Beal would be a nice addition to any secondary. I would use a 3rd rounder on him, maybe a late 2nd.

    Adonis Alexander in the 4th-6th, hes got skills but I think he likes the Mary Jane too much.

    No clue about the other guy Bryant, I’ll have to take a closer look at him.

  8. aarons444 says:
    June 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    I’ll never forget when the Seahawks won the rights to The Boz.

    I remember my uncle telling me he was the next Butkus… good times.

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    Seattle got nuts about him, guys in my school were shaving lines in their hair and coloring them blue and green. People thought it was the dawning of a new era of Seahawk supremacy. Then Bo Jackson trucked him and the hopes of the city, and a few years later he was out of the league and starring in Stone Cold, a film somehow worse than his brief career.

    True story!

  9. 7 rounds for three damn players. really, if anyone watches this on tv, please go jump off the golden gate bridge. it’d be more fun anyway than watching horse manure for a draft.

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