The supplemental draft is known as the second-chance draft because it involves underclassmen who did not submit a petition for early entry into the National Football League draft and, for whatever reason, have been declared ineligible to play for their school in the upcoming season.
The last exciting player selected in a supplemental draft was Josh Gordon, who was picked by the Cleveland Browns with a second-round selection in 2012.
The Indianapolis Colts will be entering training camp without having selected a prospect in the 2018 Supplemental Draft. If another team does, then we go to the draft order outlined above. A team forfeits a corresponding pick in the upcoming draft if they select a player in the supplemental.
Beal was widely regarded as a potential first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. It was in 1987 when they selected the only Hall of Fame player ever to be chosen in the Supplemental Draft in wide receiver Cris Carter.
The Browns learned of their draft order shortly before the draft started at 1 p.m. He is a consistent tackler who likely will have a role - or at least an opportunity for a role - on special teams in the NFL. Whichever team places the highest bid on a specific player gets the rights to draft him.
The question on Beal is his strength, according to one scout familiar with the prospect. But while the athleticism is there, Bryant plays out of scheme way too often and remains raw. Virginia Tech confirmed in June he was no longer a member of the team after Alexander announced through his agent he was academically ineligible for the 2018 season.
If the Colts do take someone, it would be a sign that Ballard is willing to take chances on players.
We had pinpointed Alexander as a possible mid-round target for the Panthers but he wound up going to Washington in the sixth round, per Matt Miller at Bleacher Report. Fleck saw something in Beal that no one else did and now he's a hot commodity in the Supplemental Draft. Although he tallied five career interceptions as a Bulldog, he snagged three of those picks in 2015 and didn't make much of an impact after his initial success. The draft will go through 7 rounds, with teams allowed to blindly submit a pick each round.
Three other players were eligible for the supplemental draft: Mississippi State Bulldogs safety Brandon Bryant, Grand Valley State Lakers running back Martayveus Carter and Oregon State Beavers linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu.
Is it worth the risk to take such a player who has been more than troublesome for his college team? Essentially, both teams are getting their picks a year early. He's a fantastic athlete, as shown by his Pro Day testing, and with added time for preparation might have been even more impressive.
He was clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.