Syracuse LB Shyheim Cullen enters supplemental draft

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Former Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen announced on social media that he has entered the NFL’s supplemental draft.

“Excited to be accepted into the 2019 NFL Supplement draft . . . July 10th,” Cullen tweeted.

He joins former West Virginia receiver Marcus Simms in filing the paperwork for the extra draft. Simms had entered the NCAA transfer portal in April before electing to turn pro this week.

Syracuse suspended Cullen for the spring semester after his academic standing fell below the requirements of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, according to syracuse.com.

Cullen made a career-high 31 tackles as a redshirt junior in 2018, taking over as the team’s third linebacker in 4-3 formations midway through the season.

In 36 career games, Cullen made 43 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and two fumble recoveries.

10 responses to “Syracuse LB Shyheim Cullen enters supplemental draft

  1. supplemental draft= “please notice me” or”I have serious off field issues” – otherwise why wouldn’t you just sign where you wanted as a UDFA (if not drafted)- some decent playrs usually not so much this go round

  2. So you got kicked out of school and figure “why not give the NFL a try?”

    You might want to sharpen your burger flipping skills.

  3. Bagoon Stevens says:

    June 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    supplemental draft= “please notice me” or”I have serious off field issues” – otherwise why wouldn’t you just sign where you wanted as a UDFA (if not drafted)- some decent playrs usually not so much this go round

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    It’s obvious that you don’t understand how any of this work, but they cannot just simply sign with a team as UDFA

  4. Sam Beal (DB 2017) Supplemental draft will prove why gems can get plucked and start. Kids balling already in OTA’s….

  5. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    So you got kicked out of school and figure “why not give the NFL a try?”
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    I think you answered your own question.

  6. Usually, as it has been said, the supplemental draft guys are players with some sort of either academic or personal issue that prevented them from being rated as highly as their peers in the “regular” NFL draft. So I can agree with some commentators there, and I also get the argument that they could go undrafted in the regular draft and sign with any interested team. That said, while it is difficult for a team to justify giving up a pick in the future for a new guy with some sort of issue, I don’t see the problem with declaring early when your stock is high. Worst case scenario, you don’t get picked and then sign as an UDFA anyway when your time comes.

  7. 3rd LB at Syracuse, 31 tackles. This player is not getting drafted at all. Good luck to him finding a team to clear a spot and get him in for the preseason. Probably a better fit for the CFL or XFL.

  8. If he passes through the draft undrafted, *then* and only then can he be signed as a UDFA. NFL has a process you must go through a draft before being able to sign where you want. It avoids the “I don’t want to play for them” syndrome. It also avoids bidding wars. Read your history on the NFL draft, it tells you why it was created.

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