The 2017 NFL Supplemental Draft is scheduled to take place today at 1:00 PM and boy am I excited! This annual event is one of the very few “noteworthy” moments of the NFL's quietest time of year. You probably don't care about the supplemental draft, and I don’t blame you at all if that’s the case. But here's everything you need to know anyway.
The supplemental draft process features all 32 teams with the organizations bidding for the players in the order of this year's NFL Draft. The teams can offer picks in any round and the squad with the highest bid will claim the player. However, due to the bid, the awarded team will have to forfeit their 2018 draft pick in the round that they offered to select the new player.
Only two players are eligible to be drafted, according Rob Rang. Those players are:
Georgia Military College defensive end Tavares Bingham.
Western New Mexico running back Marques Rodgers.
Any players not selected will be free to sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.
While the supplemental draft is considered a minor event for the NFL, there is a history of gems being taken during the selection process. Despite his off-the-field issues, 2012 supplemental draft pick Josh Gordon was a Pro Bowl talent for the Browns. San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks has also reached the Pro Bowl and he was selected with a third round pick in 2006 by Cincinnati. Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar also had a successful career after being selected in the 1985 supplemental draft.
Will the Jaguars draft a player?
Can training camp get here soon enough?