Every year during the lull of the offseason the NFL conducts the "Supplemental" NFL Draft for players who missed the opportunity to declare for the regular draft. The supplemental draft is for players who anticipated playing college football this season, but for some reason will be ineligible. This year the supplemental draft will be held on July 12th.
The supplemental draft only features a few players each year (eight this year) and operates differently than the normal draft. The supplemental draft is more of a blind auction, where teams submit a draft position they are willing to give up in next year's draft for a player. The team that is willing to give up the highest pick for a player "drafts" him and forfeits the wagered pick.
The Redskins are no strangers to the supplemental draft; you may remember the Redskins selected defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in the third round of the 2009 supplemental draft. Terrelle Pryor was the highly-touted name in last year's supplemental draft, after leaving Ohio State in anticipation of a suspension. Now, we will look at this year's supplemental draft candidates and how the Redskins should proceed.