NFL calls off supplemental draft for second straight year

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The NFL has been operating closer to normal this offseason, but one change from last year’s pandemic-altered offseason remains in place.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the league will not hold a supplemental draft this summer. They called off last year’s edition in early July.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, there is no requirement that the supplemental draft be held each year. When a supplemental draft is held, the pool is made up of players who had changes to their eligibility or other circumstances and did  not enter the main draft. It runs seven rounds and teams surrender a pick from the next scheduled draft in order to select players.

The last supplemental draft in 2019 saw one player selected. The Cardinals gave up their 2020 fifth-round pick to take safety Jalen Thompson.

3 responses to “NFL calls off supplemental draft for second straight year

  1. Only 5 players were eligible for the supplemental draft in 2019. 1 was taken. What is the point?

  2. bkinacti0n says:

    June 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Only 5 players were eligible for the supplemental draft in 2019. 1 was taken. What is the point?
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    It’s not complicated, something changed in their situation so it gives those 6 players a chance to enter the league then rather than waiting a year. Whether 1 of 6 was drafted makes no difference, it’s also not like the supplemental draft is a multiday affair so it disrupts nothing.

  3. As soon as NFL Network and ESPN figure out how to make an hour long show out of the nothingburger, it will be back.

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