Happy Supplemental Draft Day!
The NFL held its annual mid-summer supplemental draft Wednesday with two players selected, the most since 2010.
New York Giants: Sam Beal, CB, Western Michigan, third round.
Washington Redskins: Adonis Alexander, CB, Virginia Tech, sixth round.
Three players eligible for the supplemental draft not selected — Brandon Bryant, SS, Mississippi State; Bright Ugwoegbu, LB, Oregon State; Martayveus Carter, RB, Grand Valley State — are now undrafted free agents eligible to be signed by any NFL team. The Jets are expected to sign Bryant, a source told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The collective bargaining agreement allows a player to apply for entry to the supplemental draft if he becomes eligible after the date of the NFL draft during the spring. The teams selecting Beal and Alexander in the supplemental draft forfeit their corresponding selection in the 2019 NFL draft.
A bit of supplemental draft history before we dive into the players and the fits with their new clubs:
There have been 21 players to make a Pro Bowl after being selected in the NFL’s supplemental draft, per NFL Research. Four players selected in the supplemental draft went on to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
WR Cris Carter: fourth-round pick in 1987
DE Reggie White: first-round pick in 1984
Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000940026/article/giants-redskins-select-corners-in-supplemental-draft
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