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NFL Supplemental Draft 2015: Will the Browns Make a Selection?

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The 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft takes place on Thursday, July 9th at 1:00 PM ET. In total, there are eight eligible players:

  • WR Adrian Wilkins (North Carolina Central) - 5-8, 175 lbs.
  • TE Sean McQuillan (UConn) - 6-3, 247 lbs.
  • OT Isaiah Battle (Clemson) - 6-7, 290 lbs.
  • DT Dalvon Stuckey (West Georgia) - 6-4, 300 lbs.
  • DE Darrius Caldwell (West Georgia) - 6-5, 238 lbs.
  • DE Eric Eiland (Houston) - 6-2, 225 lbs.
  • DB Kevin Short (Kansas) - 6-2, 185 lbs.

If you're looking for brief scouting reports on each of the player, see what Dan Kadar has to say about them at SB Nation. Lance Zierlein of CBS Sports also offers a scouting report on each of the players, as did Rob Rang.

The only player expected to be taken in this year's supplemental draft is Battle, the offensive tackle out of Clemson. Projections have him going as high as the third round. No player has been selected in the supplemental draft since the Browns, under a different front office, took Josh Gordon in the second round in 2012. The Browns are unlikely to make a high bid for Battle, considering the amount of competition they already have in camp this year.

There are two conflicting reports about West Georgia's Pro Day earlier this month. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that 14 teams attended the Pro Day, but he does not mention the Browns. NFL Draft Bible cites 15 teams attending the Pro Day, including the Browns:

Cleveland already seems pretty stacked on the defensive line, and they actually already signed an undrafted free agent from West Georgia in DE Tory Slater. If Cleveland decides to add any prospects, it would be in the period after the supplemental draft, and even then, I think they will abstain.

Here is how the supplemental draft process works:

Unlike the televised April draft, the supplemental is carried out via e-mail among teams. The teams, slotted into three groups based on their won/loss percentage the previous year, contact the league with a list of the players they would draft and the round in which they would take them. Any team that uses a supplemental draft pick would then lose the corresponding selection in the next year's draft. The selection order will be determined shortly before the draft and has not historically been released to the public.

Players who are not selected will become free agents. What do you think, Browns fans? Are there any prospects you are interested in Cleveland making a run for?