One of the prospects in this week’s Supplemental Draft received a bit of good news this week. Texas authorities have dropped the felony credit card abuse charges against Sam Houston State running back Jalen Overstreet, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter).
Overstreet, who began his career at the University of Texas before being dismissed in July 2014, was indicted by a Walker County grand jury in May. If convicted, Overstreet could have faced up to two years in state prison. Beyond the alleged credit card scam, Overstreet has had other off-the-field incidents, including a marijuana possession charge and an alleged theft of an iPad. Last season, Overstreet ran for 821 yards and seven touchdowns for his FCS school.
While Overstreet’s stock may be helped by today’s development, another Supplemental Draft prospect may have hurt his stock at a recent audition. Purdue defensive tackle Ra’Zahn Howard was unimpressive in his June 8th workout for NFL teams, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) hears. One GM told Cole that Howard appeared to be out of shape and is therefore “undraftable.” This news is somewhat surprising as NFL GMs who spoke to Cole just one week ago expected Howard to perhaps be the only player selected in Friday’s draft. Before his poor showing, Cole was hearing that Howard could have gone somewhere between the fifth and seventh-round.
The supplemental draft allows clubs to select players who, for one reason or another, were unable to enter the standard 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 were to select a player in the fourth round of the supplemental, it will lose its 2017 fourth-rounder as a result. Most players who enter the Supplemental Draft are not selected, enabling them to sign with any NFL team.
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