The NFL’s Supplemental Draft is today. NFL teams will be bidding 2013 draft picks on players that for one reason or another, were not eligible for the 2012 NFL draft in April.
The draft works kind of like an auction. Here is a quick rundown on how it works courtesy of Pro Football Talk:
“Like the NBA and NHL, the NFL supplemental draft lottery is weighted so that worse teams get a better chance of having the highest picks. The first drawing will feature the 10 teams that won six or fewer games last season: Colts, Rams, Vikings, Browns, Buccaneers, Redskins, Jaguars, Dolphins, Panthers and Bills. The Colts will get their names put in the drawing 32 times, the Rams 31 times, and so on. Those 10 teams are guaranteed to have Top 10 picks, but the lottery will determine the exact order. After that, a second drawing takes place with the 10 teams that won seven or more games last season but didn’t make the playoffs: Chiefs, Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, Eagles, Jets, Raiders, Chargers, Bears, Titans. The Chiefs will get their names in the drawing 22 times, the Seahawks 21 times, and so on. Those 10 teams get picks 11-20. Finally, the third drawing is for the 12 playoff teams, with the Super Bowl champion Giants getting their names in the drawing just once. The 12 playoff teams get draft lottery picks 21-32.”
Here are the details:
1 pm eastern
Where can I get coverage?
FanSided.com will run news posts if any players are selected. Keep it right here.
Will any players be selected?
Probably at least one.
How many players are in the draft?
10. They are:
Boise State DB Quaylon Ewing, Syracuse FB Adam Harris, Iowa State OT Adrian Haughton, Carson-Newman LB Larry Lumpkin, Georgia DE Montez Robinson, McMurray WR Houston Tuminello, Baylor WR Josh Gordon and TCU RB Ed Wesley.
Gordon is the big fish here. The former Baylor WR had 21 teams attend his Pro Day this week. He figures to be the target of some WR-needy teams and could go as early as the third round. Look for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins to be the major players here. Al Davis is dead but you can never count out the Raiders.
Lumpkin and Wesley are other players who might have a shot.
Fair warning. The Supplemental Draft almost always turns out to be a lot of sizzle with very little substance. Don’t be shocked if Gordon is the only player taken.