View Full Version : Q about the Supplemental Draft

05-29-2007, 08:35 PM
New thread since I didn't get any attention in an existing thread.

I'm not completely versed on the Sup Draft, so somebody fill me in.

Let's say we're interested in Oliver, which we should be.

If we wanted him, we submit a bid to the NFL for that player, telling them what round we'd take him in. Let's say the Chiefs tell the NFL they'd take him with their fifth.

If any team who's higher than the Chiefs on the Draft board (i.e. every non-playoff team in the league) said they would take Oliver with the 5th, they win. However, any team lower than the Chiefs (let's say the Colts) would have to say they'd take Oliver with a 4th in order to win him from us.


So let's say we win Oliver with a 5th. That means we have to forfeit our 5th in the 2008 NFL Draft -- who takes that pick? Anybody?

05-29-2007, 08:40 PM
Everything sounds right. I'm guessing the position is lost and nobody gets it, but that is just a guess.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-29-2007, 08:44 PM
See if this helps:

In late summer, the NFL also holds a Supplemental Draft to accommodate players who did not enter the regular draft because they thought they still had academic eligibility to play college football. Draft order is determined by a weighted system that is divided into three groupings. First come the teams that had six or fewer wins last season, followed by non-playoff teams that had more than six wins, followed by the 12 playoff teams. In the supplemental draft, a team is not required to use any picks. Instead, if a team wants a player in the supplemental draft, they submit a "bid" to the Commissioner with the round they would pick that player. If no other team places a bid on that player at an earlier spot, the team is awarded the player and has to give up an equivalent pick in the following year's draft. (For example, RB Tony Hollings was taken by the Houston Texans in the second round of the Supplemental Draft in 2003; thus, in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Texans forfeited a second-round pick.)

The 1985 Supplemental Draft was particularly controversial. Bernie Kosar of the University of Miami earned his academic degree a year early but did not enter the regular draft that year. Rather than finish his eligibility at Miami, he entered into talks with his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. They advised Kosar to delay his professional eligibility until after the regular draft. They then traded for the right to choose first in the Supplemental Draft. This angered many clubs, notably the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, who had expressed interest in choosing him in that season's regular draft. Many of today's Supplemental Draft rules aim at preventing a recurrence of this incident.

As of 2006, players who enter the Supplemental Draft usually are graded as players who should be drafted at a later round, or who have college eligibility problems (poor academic or discipline issues). Only 34 players have been taken since the NFL instituted the Supplemental Draft in 1977.

05-29-2007, 10:29 PM
Nobody takes that pick. That pick is simply forfeited and there is one less pick in that round.

05-29-2007, 11:04 PM
Well, when Tags was the Commish, he'd give it to the Rams. Who knows what Goodell would do.