NFL Supplemental Draft Set For July 11

The NFL’s supplemental draft will be held on July 11, a league official tells Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). Unlike previous years, this year’s “second chance” draft features some quality talent and it’s almost assured that a player will be selected. 

Former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal was already projected to be taken high in the 2019 NFL draft and it is believed that he will go somewhere in the first three rounds of next month’s supplemental draft. Beal, a 6’1″ corner, notched two interceptions and ten pass deflections last year as he put himself squarely on the NFL radar. His raw athleticism is a major draw for clubs – he started out as a wide receiver and only started playing cornerback in 2016. Despite his inexperience, he has flashed tremendous potential in the secondary.

In addition to Beal, there’s also Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander and Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant for teams to consider. It seems likely that Beal will be the first player to come off of the board, but Alexander has been auditioned by just about every team in the NFL.

If a player is selected during any of the supplemental draft’s seven rounds, the team will have to sacrifice the equivalent pick for the following year’s rookie draft. There have only been 43 players selected in the supplemental draft since 1977, including two in the past six years (the Browns selected wideout Josh Gordon in 2012 while the Rams selected Isaiah Battle in 2015).

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9 comments on “NFL Supplemental Draft Set For July 11

  1. Connorsoxfan

    Beal will go 2nd/3rd round, Alexander will go in the 5th, and Bryant will go in the 7th

    • jorge78

      So teams just keep saying no until they think another team will say yes so THEN they say yes? How much time is on the clock? Is there any media coverage?


        It’s more like a silent auction… Any team interested in a player submits their “bid” and the highest pick in the highest round gets the player.

        The order is not the same as the normal draft order either. Its similar to the NBA lottery.

        Any team with 6 losses or less go into a lottery for the first set of picks (teams with more losses have more chances to get a higher pick)

        Then it goes by any team that didn’t make the playoffs (same lottery style), and then all the playoff teams do the same for the last 12 picks

  2. afsooner02

    Just here to say that falcons cheerleader is smokin.

    The Carolina and Arizona ones are hot too

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