If you blinked today, then you probably missed the 2017 NFL Supplemental Draft. As we noted a couple of days ago, the draft took place today. Let’s check in with ESPN’s Adam Schefter to see if anyone made a selection.
NFL Supplemental Draft has started. And concluded. Nobody picked.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 12, 2017
It’s not surprising news, as the two players in it — RB Marques Rodgers (Western New Mexico) and DL Tavares Bingham (Georgia Military College) — were not expected to be drafted. Both players are now free agents, though, so any team can opt to take a flier on either guy with no risk other than clearing a roster space if they are already at 90 players.
The last player to be selected in a supplemental draft was OL Isaiah Battle in 2015 when the Rams used a 5th round pick on him. The supplemental draft is always semi-big news in Cleveland because of the team’s history with it — it’s how they obtained QB Bernie Kosar in 1985 and then WR Josh Gordon in 2012.