The 2014 NFL supplemental draft has come and gone, and for the second consecutive year, no players were selected, according to Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com (via Twitter). The event took place at noon central time today, but quickly came to a close, with no teams submitting draft-pick bids for any of this year’s eligible players.
New Mexico wideout Chase Clayton, Virginia-Lynchburg defensive lineman LaKendrick Ross, SMU running back Traylon Shead, and UNC linebacker Darius Lipford were the four players eligible to be drafted today, and will now become free agents, able to sign with any team.
The supplemental draft is intended to accommodate players who missed the deadline for May’s NFL draft or were declared ineligible for another reason. If a team wants to select a player in the supplemental draft, it must let the league know the round in which it’s willing to select that player. The club which submits the highest round will receive the player and forfeit a 2015 draft pick in that same round. For instance, when the Browns used a second-round supplemental choice on Josh Gordon in 2012, it meant that the team lost its second-round pick for the 2013 draft.
Since no players were selected this year, 2015’s draft order won’t be affected.