If there is a need for the NFL to hold a Supplemental Draft this year, it will be on July 11. The league holds a Supplemental Draft over the summer to offer a second chance to those players who did not enter the regular draft. Usually those players are having eligibility issues and decide to go pro. Teams that use a selection in the Supplemental Draft are forced to forfeit their pick in the following year’s NFL Draft for the corresponding round.
This year, there are no current names entered in the supplemental field, but that comes as no surprise as most names usually surface in the week or two to the Supplemental Draft.
One player, former Houston senior RB Charles Sims, has reportedly considered entering the 2013 Supplemental Draft, but many draft experts believe it would be a big mistake for the running back to make. Simscould transfer and immediately play for another FBS program, because he graduated Houston with a health degree. This would be the wisest choice for him.
In the coming weeks we will begin to hear potential players in the 2013 Supplemental Draft field, which will ultimately decide whether or not there will be a need to hold the draft on July 11.