Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu has officially been added into this year’s Supplemental Draft, a source told ProFootballTalk (Twitter link). He will join three other defensive players, defensive backs Brandon Bryant, Sam Beal, and Adonis Alexander in the draft, which will be held on July 11th.
Ugwoegbu started 20 games for the Beavers during his college career before he was indefinitely suspended back in April. Last year, he notched 55 tackles and one sack. As a sophomore in 2016, he had 54 tackles and 5.5 sacks. It’s unclear why exactly Ugwoegbu left Oregon State or if he is seen as a probable pick in the Supplemental Draft.
Ugwoegbu was given a sixth or seventh round grade by Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com before last season, so it sounds like he has a realistic shot at being drafted. At the time, Pauline wrote he “could be a good nickel linebacker for the next level” calling him “explosive” and saying that “he covers a lot of area on the field going sideline to sideline.”
The Supplemental Draft process is starting to heat up, with the a couple of the aforementioned prospects recently having their Pro Days. Bryant had his earlier today, while Alexander had his last Wendesday. Alexander also reportedly met with the Jets, Saints, Chiefs, and Colts privately. This year’s Supplemental Draft is shaping up as the busiest in recent memory, as only two players have been selected in the past six years.
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