The NFL Supplemental Draft usually comes and goes with little fanfare or excitement.
No player has been selected by any team since 2015, when the Rams took Clemson offensive lineman Isaiah Battle.
However, that doesn't mean that other franchises haven't acquired some great players through the Supplemental Draft.
Quick supplemental draft primer: Teams are placed into one of three groups (six wins or fewer, non-playoff teams, playoff teams), the order therein then determined by lottery. The.
The Bucs' Supplemental Draft drought is not particularly unusual; the teams in their own division have been just as quiet, for instance. For some teams, his academic and off-field issues have made him a player on whom they'll pass. The team with the highest priority is awarded the player.
The Redskins lose a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft by selecting Alexander, but the team expects to add two compensatory sixth-rounders in 2019 based on free agency losses.
That trend is likely to change on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with five talented prospects throwing their respective hats into the National Football League ring.
The Browns (0-16) and Giants (2-14) are the only teams with a better chance of holding the first overall pick than the Colts.
Beal, whose eligibility would have been in question up until preseason in all likelihood, was seen as a Top-100 prospect by scouts, per Bleacher Report's Matt Miller. This combination of awareness and raw athleticism makes Beal an ideal prospect to be joining a team so late in the summer, more than ready for the rigors of training camp. By the deadline to make the move, the Redskins had decided that Irwin-Hill no longer served a objective, and they sent him on his way.
The Giants selected him with the third pick in the third round, one spot ahead of where the Browns likely would've selected him. He misses a ton of tackles, ends up taking bad angles, diving at plays and just lacks the physicality necessary to take down opposing ball carriers. The same thing goes for teams in the second and third groupings. He has a round 2/3 grade from me, although he did leave WMU because of academic issues.
In the case of Beal, he has been declared academically ineligible for the 2018 season.
Alexander has always been a favorite of mine and he's a classic Seahawks-style cornerback (which makes Seattle a contender here too). But down the line, he can be a guy that you're glad you invested in.
In other Browns defensive back news, former CFL DB Jordan Holland worked out for the Browns today, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The 6-foot-1 cornerback ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range and had a 37-inch vertical leap. He's a fantastic athlete, as shown by his Pro Day testing, and with added time for preparation might have been even more impressive. After 6 picks and 13 PBUs in his first two years for the Hokies, I thought Alexander could develop into a first round pick. Watching him on film, I think he has tools to develop into a starting safety if he gets a bit better with his eyes.
However, like many tough-minded safeties, Bryant can display that reckless missile mentality where he tries to land a big hit but can be inaccurate in doing so.
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