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Browns pass on all supplemental draft players

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Only one of the five athletes involved was selected.

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The 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft was held Wednesday via email by all 32 teams. The Cleveland Browns did not select any of the five college players who were listed as participants.

The only player selected was safety Jalen Thompson of Washington State by the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals took Thompson in the fifth round, which means they will forfeit their own fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Thompson was one of only two players who had a possibility of being selected at all. He was viewed as a third-round talent and named All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2017, while last year was voted as an honorable mention. He was also listed on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.

The Supplemental Draft is held for many reasons, usually for players who are academically ineligible, were dropped from their respective teams, late graduations, or players whose eligibility became forfeited.

Thompson fell into the latter category because of a rules violation in which he lost his final year of eligibility. He reportedly used a non-steroid over-the-counter supplement that was listed as banned by the NCAA.