The Supplemental Draft started Wednesday at 1 PM ET. If you want some background, here is a great article from the SB Nation mothership:
What happens when players are drafted? How are players drafted?
Supplemental draft picks work like an advance on future picks. When a player is chosen with a supplemental draft pick, that pick is subtracted from the team’s draft picks in the following year. For example, if a team were to spend a third-round pick on Beal in the supplemental draft, it would lose its third-round pick for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Teams are divided into three groups and each group has a bit of a lottery system to determine the order. It’s kind of like the NBA Draft Lottery where the team with the lowest record (for their group) has a better chance to win the first pick for their group. Here’s how teams are placed into groups:
Group 1: All teams with six or fewer wins
Group 2: Non-playoff teams with at least seven wins
Group 3: All 12 playoff teams
Teams typically use later round picks on supplemental draft picks since the risk is a bit higher due to the circumstances of them being in this situation. Of the last nine supplemental draft picks, Josh Gordon was the only one that had a pick higher than the third round used on him.
Unlike the regular draft, this one won’t be televised. But we’ll soon find out which of the five players who have entered their names into the supplemental draft will get picked.
Any pick you bid/use is a future pick based on next year’s available picks.
I’ll keep this updated as information flows.
The NFL conducted a weighted lottery this morning and the #Raiders have first dibs in each round of the supplemental draft, per source. Could be a factor with multiple players expected to be selected. Draft begins at 1 ET.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 11, 2018
Draft begins at 10 a.m. Seattle time. Seahawks haven't made a pick in supplemental draft since taking Brian Bosworth in 1987. https://t.co/Z35Wbiq8JH— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) July 11, 2018
No players taken in Round 2 either, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 11, 2018
First player picked in supplemental draft since 2015: Western Michigan CB Sam Beal goes in round x to the NY Giants, per league source. Giants forfeit an x-round pick for 2019 draft.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 11, 2018
Sam Beal from NFLDraftscout.com
CB Sam Beal had an impressive pro day Thursday at Western Michigan. The 6-foot, 178-pound Beal clocked a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of 37 inches along with a broad jump of 10-6. He clocked a 4.09 in the short shuttle and 7.11 in the 3-cone drill, according to NFL.com. He is one of four players making up the class for the NFL supplemental draft on July 11.
Beal played well over his final two collegiate seasons. In 2017, he had 26 tackles with two interceptions, one forced fumble and 10 passes broken up. He totaled 55 tackles with eight passes broken up as a sophomore. According to measurements from NFL teams, Beal checks in at 6-foot, 187 pounds with a 40-time of 4.50 seconds. They have him with 31-inch arms, 8.75-inch hands and a wingspan of 73.25 inches.
Round 4 Supplement results:— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) July 11, 2018
No players picked.
Round 5 Supplemental results:— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) July 11, 2018
No players picked
Redskins draft Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander in x 6th round of supplemental draft, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 11, 2018
No players taken in the seventh round and that concludes the NFL supplemental draft. Three undrafted players now free agents, most notably Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 11, 2018
Here are a few notes about the other three players in the Supplemental Draft:
Brandon Bryant was a source of big plays for Mississippi State throughout his three years with the team. He had five interceptions for 122 yards and a touchdown in three seasons and also chipped in 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in that timespan.
Listed at 5-11, 215 with a 4.44 40, which is good for a FS.
Listed at 6-1, 226, probably a speed rusher for OLB.
Martayveus Carter also goes by Marty. In 2016, he was named D2Football.com’s Offensive Player of the Year racking up 1,908 yards on 7.5 yards per carry, 146.8 yards per game, and a whopping 20 touchdowns.
Listed at 5-11, 200 with a 4.5 40, he is near parameters for a Seahawk RB.
I wouldn’t expect the Seahawks to go after any of the players who are left, but you never know.