NFL won’t have a supplemental draft this summer

NFL won’t have a supplemental draft this summer

The NFL informed teams earlier this week that there will not be a supplemental draft in 2024, according to ESPN.

Two players were eligible last year but neither were selected. Before that, the league had not held a supplemental draft since 2019. The most recent player selected in the draft was safety Jalen Thompson, picked by the Arizona Cardinals five years ago.

Two players were picked in 2018 — cornerbacks Adonis Alexander and Sam Beal — and offensive tackle Isaiah Battle was picked in 2015. The most notable recent pick was wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

The supplemental draft exists for prospects who were not eligible when the NFL draft is held in April. If a team picks a player in the supplemental draft, they forfeit their corresponding pick in the next year’s draft.

For example, when the Denver Broncos picked running back Bobby Humphrey in the first round of the 1989 supplement draft, the Broncos forfeited their first-round pick in the 1990 NFL draft.

This summer, for the fourth time in the last five years, the NFL won’t hold a supplemental draft.

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