The NFL Supplemental draft is coming up and there are some intriguing players that will be included.
The NFL announced the official supplemental draft list and here are the players. TCU running back Ed Wesley, Boise State CB Quaylon Ewing, Baylor WR Josh Gordan, Alabama A and M linebacker Larry Lumpkin, Iowa State OL Adrian Haughton, Syracuse fullback Adam Harris, Louisiana Tech WR Houston Tuminello, and Georgia DE Montez Robinson.
Baylor WR Josh Gordon has tantalizing abilities. He’s tall and big listed at 6’3 220 pounds and fast (he has reportedly run in the 4.3 range in the forty yard dash at Baylor). He was also fairly productive in 2010 when he played 13 games had 42 catches for 714 yards (17 yards per catch) and 7 touchdowns. He also has some limited experience as a kick returner. Gordon was suspended from the team because of a drug related issue. Gordon has physical ability that rivals nearly any player in the N.F.L so it will be interesting to see where he gets drafted.
Ed Welsey is also a draftable player. Wesley doesn’t have great athleticism, but has plus vision and could be useful out of the backfield as a receiver. Wesley left TCU because of family reasons.
Montez Robinson is talented, but has had his share of run ins with the law.
Syracuse fullback Adam Harris quit football because of concussion issues, but interestingly decided to enter the supplemental draft. If Stanford WR Chris Owusu could not get drafted despite oozing athleticism and playing a coveted position I could not imagine a scenario in which Harris gets selected.
None of these players have the natural upside of former Ohio State Terrell Pryor who was drafted in the third round, but they could hear their named called in the supplemental draft–though that likely only extends to Gordon and Wesley. Of course, any team that uses a pick on a player in the supplemental draft forfeits that pick in the 2013 NFL draft. I think Gordon is the most likely player to be selected.
For a breakdown of some of the best players to ever come from the supplemental draft swing over to CBSsports to read it. As a Giants fan I can confidently say that supplemental draft picks can backfire too see, Brown, Dave.
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