Bryant Perry

Only One Player Taken In Supplemental Draft

The NFL’s Supplemental Draft on Wednesday concluded with only one player drafted. After the Cardinals chose Washington State’s Jalen Thompson in the fifth round, no other players were taken in the remaining two rounds.

The players who were not selected in the supplemental draft are now free to sign with any club. Those players are:

After Thompson, Simms was widely regarded as the best player in this year’s supplemental draft. The 6’0″ receiver averaged 16.7 yards per catch during his time with the Mountaineers and seems likely to land on a team’s 90-man roster.

Clarington, a one-time University of Texas commit, has also shown some impressive athleticism and potential at the JUCO level. He may also find work in the NFL, but he’s a raw prospect, even by supplemental draft standards.

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DB Bryant Perry Enters Supplemental Draft

It sounds like there’s another entrant in the upcoming 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft. According to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer (on Twitter), University of St. Francis (IL) defensive back Bryant Perry will be throwing his hat in the ring. The six-foot, 180-pound defender will be holding a workout in Chicago next Monday.

Perry played two seasons at Mesabi Range College in Minnesota before joining USF for the 2018 campaign. The defensive back ended up appearing in nine games (seven starts) for the Saints, compiling 24 tackles and three passes defended. It’s uncertain why Perry was ruled ineligible for the 2019 NCAA season, and considering his lack of hype, there’s a good chance he’ll go undrafted. At the very least, his decision to enter the supplemental draft will put him on the NFL radar.

As our own Zach Links detailed earlier today, the draft allows NFL teams to select players who, for one reason or another, were barred from entering the regular draft in the spring. When a team selects a player in the supplemental draft, they forfeit the corresponding pick in the regular draft next year. So, for example, if a team selects a player in the sixth round of the supplemental draft this year, they will have to give up their 2020 sixth-round selection.

Besides Perry, we know of four other players who will be entrants in this year’s class: