NFL will not hold a supplemental draft this year


The NFL will go without a supplemental draft again this year.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the league has informed teams that there will not be a supplemental draft this summer. This is the third straight year that the league has gone without the draft.

Supplemental drafts have been held in the past with players whose eligibility status changed since the deadline to be part of the regular draft pool. The draft runs for seven rounds and teams making selections would have to forfeit the pick used, i.e. a fourth-round selection, in the next year’s common draft.

The last player selected in a supplemental draft was safety Jalen Thompson in 2019. The Cardinals used a fifth-round pick to take Thompson, who has played in 37 games and made 25 starts since joining Arizona.

6 responses to “NFL will not hold a supplemental draft this year

  1. With the USFL and next year the XFL coming into the picture. They need to just drop this all together. Seriously, how many in prior supplemental drafts have actually made a 53 man roster.

  2. Seriously, how many in prior supplemental drafts have actually made a 53 man roster?

    Bernie Kosar

  3. They almost all do make a 53-man roster if only because the team spent a draft pick on them (the team loses its pick from the regular draft in the round that corresponds to the round they took the player in the supplemental draft.)

    There was at least one Hall of Famer from the supplemental draft, Cris Carter. There have been Pro Bowlers too like Kosar and Rob Moore, who actually had an All Pro as a Cardinals WR. Josh Gordon was a supplemental pick. Others with solid careers. Others just forgettable as some draft picks turn out to be.

    It’s definitely a fringey place to look for talent but it’s there sometimes.

  4. Oh how I remember the day that Brian Bosworth was selected by Seattle and was supposed to save the franchise. What a bust that turned out to be.

  5. Hey, hey, hey, let’s not forget that the illustrious Josh Gordon was also a supplemental pick.

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