Teams Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter) has spoken with so far do not have a draftable grade on any of the players for Friday’s supplemental draft. If no one is selected this year, that will mark the second year in a row that the supplemental draft has gone by without a selection.
Earlier today we learned that the Bears, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Falcons, 49ers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, and Texans attended the workout for former Virginia-Lynchburg defensive lineman LaKendrick Ross. Meanwhile, the Cowboys, Texans, Packers, Colts, Lions, Giants, Seahawks, Dolphins, and Bears were in attendance to watch SMU running back Traylon Shead work out. Aside from Ross, Shead, and New Mexico wideout Chase Clayton, there’s not much of interest in this year’s class.
Last year, defensive end James Boyd (UNLV) defensive tackle Nate Holloway (UNLV), defensive end Toby Jackson (Central Florida), wide receiver DeWayne Peace (Houston), wide receiver O.J. Ross (Purdue), and defensive back Damond Smith (South Alabama) were all eligible for the supplemental draft but were not chosen. The last player selected in the supplemental draft was in 2012 when the Browns took a wide receiver out of Baylor by the name of Josh Gordon.
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 Gordon in 2012, it meant that the team lost its second-round pick for the 2013 draft.