The NFL Supplemental Draft is just that, an added supplement to provide teams with another pool of players who could potentially make an impact on the upcoming season.
It is not however, common to see many players (if any) get selected in this draft. Most prospects who aren't picked during the regular NFL draft get immediately signed shortly thereafter anyway, which significantly reduces the number of appealing players available once the supplement comes around.
Still, there are a few prospects worth noting for the 2012 NFL Supplemental draft. Here, let's look at some basic information and then what to expect when this draft kicks off.
All information according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Start Time: 1pm ET
Date: Thursday, July 12
Josh Gordon: WR, Round 5
Considered to be the most sought player of the supplemental draft, Josh Gordon never played a down for the Utah Utes in 2011. Instead, he forwent his final year of eligibility (which was 2012 after transferring) and is now gaining a bit of notoriety.
In 2010, Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns from Robert Griffin III at Baylor. Possessing great size and athleticism, Gordon has the physical tools to make an impact in the pros.
If there's one player who gets selected in this draft, Gordon is the best bet but don't anticipate that happening until Round 5.
Ed Wesley: RB, Round 6
The next best prospect is TCU running back Ed Wesley. After three solid and productive seasons with the Horned Frogs, Wesley finished with 1,472 yards and scored 21 times on the ground.
The downside of his game however, is a lack in size, breakaway speed and breaking tackles. Still, Wesley has the ability to sift his way between the offensive line and has impressive patience with vision as well. Additionally, Wesley returned 13 punts for 120 yards and one touchdown in 2011.
So, the man can provide on special teams and be a serviceable third-down back. Round 6 is a reasonable spot for him but don't be surprised if he goes in Round 7 or undrafted, either.
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