Following up on Ian Rapoport of NFL.com‘s Friday report that West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey was planning to apply for the 2015 supplemental draft, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post confirms the news, writing that Stuckey will in fact enter the supplemental draft, which will be held in July.
Stuckey, a four-star recruit out of high school, has previously committed to playing for a bevy of schools, with Miami, Auburn, Florida State, and most recently, Arizona State among them. In the latter case, at least, his plans to play were interrupted to due to academic concerns. Highly sought after out of Pearl River Community College in 2014, Stuckey ultimately joined West Georgia, and went on to post 40 tackles (9.5 for loss) and four sacks.
As a refresher, the supplemental draft allows clubs to select players who for some reason were unable to enter the standard draft; academic trouble is often a key factor, but disciplinary issues can also lead a NCAA player to declare for the supplemental draft. If a team selects a player in the supplementary draft, it will lose its corresponding pick in the following year’s standard draft. For example, if a club selects Stuckey in the sixth round of the supplemental, it will lose its 2016 sixth-rounder as a result. The last player to be chosen in the supplemental draft was Browns receiver Josh Gordon, whom Cleveland took in the second round.
Stuckey’s teammate at West Georgia — defensive end Darrius Caldwell — and North Carolina Central receiver Adrian Wilkins have also declared for the supplemental draft.