The NFL’s Supplemental Draft is on July 11th, and the league has declared 6 players eligible for the draft. It lacks big names like Terrelle Pryor or Josh Gordon.
The six players:
DE James Boyd, UNLV
DT Nate Holloway, UNLV
DE Toby Jackson, Central Florida
WR DeWayne Peace, Houston
WR O.J. Ross, Purdue
DB Damond Smith, South Alabama
The two most prominent players might be the two wide receivers. Housotn wide receiver DeWayne Peace caught 54 passes for 603 yards and two touchdowns last season. Purdue wide receiver O.J. Ross caught 56 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Neither are particularly glamorous numbers. Combine the two and you’d have a solid 110 catch 1,057 yard receiver. Both Ross and Peace are around 5’11″ and 185-190 pounds.
Ross was suspended from his team indefinitely and that could have led to his decision to pursue the supplemental draft. Peace was deemed academically ineligible and was kicked off his team last month.
The supplemental draft lacks the glitz and glam of the NFL Draft in April. Teams send in what players they’d choose and where they’d take him, and the highest bidder wins the player. If a player isn’t taken he is a free agent and he is free to sign with whatever team he wants.