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lamberts-lost-tooth 06-10-2007 04:42 PM

Supplemental draft
 
What is the Supplemental Draft and how does it work?
The Supplemental draft is for college players that have either lost their eligibility after the regular NFL draft deadline or have decided to forego their final year(s) of eligibility to pursue a NFL career. Here are some of the rules and specifics:
- NFL teams can opt not to use their pick if they so desire.
- The order is done much like the NBA draft, with a lottery determining the outcome.
- The draft is now conducted via email, where it was formerly held by conference call. There are seven rounds, just like the regular draft.
- When a team's pick comes up, they can opt to use that pick or not too. By using a pick in the supplemental draft, that team will forfeit their pick in the corresponding round in the following years regular college draft.

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Now...here is the question....one of the "lockdown" corners from last year, Paul Oliver, has declared for the supplemental draft....Does anyone think that we pursue him? Some have said that he would have been drafted in the first round had he declared for the regular draft in time.

Quote:

The 6-foot, 208-pound Oliver, had three interceptions, 57 tackles and two sacks for the Bulldogs in 2006.
The 23-year-old from Kennesaw, Georgia started 15 games for the Bulldogs over his three-year career, intercepting seven passes and recording 94 tackles. He may have had his best game during the 2006 campaign, when he limited Georgia Tech All-American wide receiver Calvin Johnson to two catches and 13 yards in a season-ending 15-12 home win on November 25.
Also...can anyone find a list of those players that have declared for the supplemental draft?

CantStop85 06-10-2007 10:33 PM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Paul Oliver - Considered a top talent, he was Rivals #1 prospect at CB from high school. His work against Calvin Johnson was noticed by many, holding him to just 2 catches for 13 yards in 2006. The Georgia cornerback was declared academically ineligible for the 2007 season and has decided this will be his best path to make it in the league.

Jared Gaither - The rumor is, according to New Era’s blog that the 6′9″ 330 OT has had trouble keeping his grades up as well.

Mark Washington - From the same post as the one about Gaither, Mark Washington from Texas State (6′2″ 250) would be projected as a linebacker

Chris Patrick - Cornhuskers ... originally intended to forgo his senior season and enter April's draft but wavered and didn't decide in time to enter his name. The 6-4/290-pound Patrick is an excellent pass protector but will likely need to kick to guard in the NFL. Patrick has signed with agent Joe Linta.

lamberts-lost-tooth 06-11-2007 07:37 AM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Thanks CS85....I have seen Oliver as a projected overall Top 10 pick in the 2008 draft before he declared for the supplemental...Looks to be legit. Someone with a need in the secondary will pick him up in July with a 2nd or 3rd round pick.....If he makes it to the 3rd round I would have NO problem with the Steelers nabbing him....and to be truthful I wouldn't be up in arms if they took him with a 2nd.

Livinginthe past 06-11-2007 09:02 AM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
The Patriots have an extra 3rd rounder next year - I wouldn't mind them taking a shot at this guys if he offers a little insurance against Samuel following through with his threat to sit out until week 10.

lamberts-lost-tooth 06-11-2007 09:41 AM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Livinginthe past (Post 255573)
The Patriots have an extra 3rd rounder next year - I wouldn't mind them taking a shot at this guys if he offers a little insurance against Samuel following through with his threat to sit out until week 10.

I have seen the Pats and the Giants mentioned with this kid alot!! Strangely I also saw the Bills mentioned...strange only because they have a very good secondary.

CantStop85 06-11-2007 11:14 AM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
I don't see Oliver slipping past the second round. I've heard rumors of teams (including the Patriots) who would be willing to pull the trigger on a first round pick.

Jared Gaither looks like an interesting pickup...6'9 330's pretty good.

lamberts-lost-tooth 06-11-2007 12:00 PM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CantStop85 (Post 255636)
I don't see Oliver slipping past the second round. I've heard rumors of teams (including the Patriots) who would be willing to pull the trigger on a first round pick.

Jared Gaither looks like an interesting pickup...6'9 330's pretty good.

Really?....We have a 6-8 337 pounder that we will trade you straight up for a right tackle that can bend at the knees and a bottle of TJ's Sooooooooul Gloooooooooow.

CantStop85 06-11-2007 09:46 PM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lamberts-lost-tooth (Post 255646)
Really?....We have a 6-8 337 pounder that we will trade you straight up for a right tackle that can bend at the knees and a bottle of TJ's Sooooooooul Gloooooooooow.

haha yeah I know, the bigger they are the bigger they flop...still worth a look though.

Livinginthe past 06-12-2007 12:57 AM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lamberts-lost-tooth (Post 255597)
I have seen the Pats and the Giants mentioned with this kid alot!! Strangely I also saw the Bills mentioned...strange only because they have a very good secondary.

Im guessing they are looking at a replacement for Clements.

xXTheSteelKingsXx 07-09-2007 10:50 PM

Re: Supplemental draft
 
LITP do you see Pittsburgh taking anyone in the supplementary draf? I feel that they are happy with their current draft picks and the only thing I could see them adding is maybe a corner.


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