Report: Washington State’s Jalen Thompson enters supplemental draft

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Another player has entered the 2019 NFL supplemental draft, and he’s a talented safety who has a good chance of being selected.

Jalen Thompson just learned yesterday that he has lost his NCAA eligibility and will be in the supplemental draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It is unclear why Thompson is no longer eligible to play college football.

Some of the very early projections for the 2020 NFL draft had Thompson as a likely second-day pick, so it seems likely that some team would be willing to give up a 2020 pick to get him on the roster before training camp. Teams that select a player in the supplemental draft forfeit a pick in next year’s regular draft.

The NFL has not yet announced the date of the supplemental draft but it is usually in early July. Former Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen, former junior college tight end Devonaire Clarington and former West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms are also in this year’s supplemental draft.

10 responses to “Report: Washington State’s Jalen Thompson enters supplemental draft

  1. Hope my Pack put up a second rounder for him. We need to continue our volume drafting of DBs (we’ve taken 7 in the first or second round since 2014). Eventually, we’re going to hit on someone. We have to.

  2. How does one lose NCAA eligibility? One way is to get paid for playing, losing amature status. Kinda ironic isn’t it?

  3. Something I found on twitter
    “Thompson lost his final year of eligibility because he purchased an over the counter supplement at a nutrition store.”
    Apparently something in the supplement was a banned substance. Oh Well ,………..

  4. Pack cant afford him. If he turns out to he good they will have to let him go. Cheap ball is alive and well in wi

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