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.
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.
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?