No players selected in 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft

7/11/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - No players selected in 2013 NFL Supplemental DraftThe 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft came and went on Thursday without a single player being drafted. Despite six players being eligible for the draft, none of the NFL's 32 teams deemed any player worthy of giving up a pick in next year's standard NFL Draft.

The six eligible prospects include: James Boyd (DE, UNLV), Nate Holloway (DT, UNLV), Tony Jackson (DE, UCF), Dewayne Peace (WR, Houston), O.J. Ross (WR, Purdue), and Damond Smith (DB, South Alabama).

Most of the prospects come with some baggage, and none are exceptionally talented, so it is unsurprising that no NFL team wanted to risk a pick in next year's draft for any of these players.

This is the first Supplemental Draft since 2008 that no player has been selected. The supplemental picks since then have included Josh Gordon (CLE), Terrelle Pryor (OAK), Josh Brent (DAL), Harvey Unga (CHI), and Jeremy Jarmon (WAS).

The Supplemental Draft has a poor track record of churning out talent, so the absence of a supplemental pick in 2013 is by no means a big deal. I will say, however, that last year's supplemental pick Josh Gordon looks to be a very promising young receiver in Cleveland.

The players passed over in the 2013 Supplemental Draft will likely get some looks as free agents and try to earn roster spots with teams over the summer.
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7/11/13   |   w_g_walters   |   223 respect

All the supplemental draft does is fill in when it looks like their other draft picks might not work out. There's a reason they weren't drafted in the first place, and I feel sorry for the false hope anyone ever taken gets.