Will Ravens be players in Supplemental Draft?

Will Ravens be players in Supplemental Draft?
July 10, 2013, 10:00 pm
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No one will be walking across the stage at Radio City Music Hall, but the NFL Draft continues in much more subdued fashion on Thursday with the Supplemental Draft.

The Supplemental Draft features a pool of players who were eligible for the draft in April but did not declare for the draft. Between then and now, they've had a change of heart, often driven by academic or disciplinary issues.

The draft takes part electronically among the teams, and if a team makes a selection, it loses the corresponding draft pick in the 2014 draft. More often than not, teams simply pass on making any picks.

The talent pool in the supplemental draft varies from year to year, and no one in this year's six-player supplemental draft class is generating the buzz that former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon did last summer. He was selected by the Browns in the second round of the supplemental draft.

There have been a few supplemental gems over the years, most notably wide receiver Cris Carter (taken by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 supplemental draft) and quarterback Bernie Kosar, selected as a first-round supplemental pick by the Browns in 1985.

This year's supplemental class features wide receivers DeWayne Peace (Houston) and O.J. Ross (Purdue), defensive ends James Boyd (UNLV) and Toby Jackson (Central Florida), defensive tackle Nate Holloway (UNLV) and defensive back Damond Smith (South Alabama).

The Ravens are rarely players in the supplemental draft. They have made a supplemental pick only once, taking offensive tackle Jared Gaither in the fifth round of the supplemental draft in 2007.