NFL Supplemental Draft: The "Tattoo 5" and Four Others That Could Consider It

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NFL Supplemental Draft: The
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The NFL's Supplemental Draft is designed to allow players who are unable to play in the next college football season due to NCAA or team infractions along with players who wish to declare for the NFL after the draft has passed a chance to still get an NFL shot.

The Supplemental Draft works as an auction: the highest round bid wins. For example, if the Green Bay Packers offer a 2nd rounder for a prospect and the Vikings offer a 3rd rounder, the Packers get that player, and forfeit a 2nd round pick in the next draft. But if two or more teams offer the same round pick, the team higher in the draft order in the previous draft wins out.

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