Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (left) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Carolina Panthers as the No. 1 pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: NFL to hold supplemental draft July 11

The NFL will hold its first supplemental draft since 2019 on July 11, The Athletic reported.

The draft is for players who were not eligible for the regular draft in April but have been declared ineligible (for academic or other reasons) for the upcoming college season.

Players will have to apply with the league office to become eligible for the supplemental draft.

Notable players selected in past supplemental drafts include safety Jalen Thompson (Cardinals, 2019), wide receiver Josh Gordon (Browns, 2012) and quarterback/wideout Terrelle Pryor (Raiders, 2011).

–Field Level Media

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jalen Thompson warms up during practice at State Farm Stadium August 12, 2020. This was the first day of training camp.

Cardinals Training Camp

Report: NFL won’t conduct supplemental draft this year

The NFL will not hold a supplemental draft this year, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

This will be the second straight offseason that the league hasn’t held the draft. It was called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The supplemental draft allows players who didn’t declare for that year’s draft to allow teams to select them.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL is not obligated to hold a supplemental draft each year.

The supplemental draft runs seven rounds, and a team that picks a player surrenders a selection from the following year’s draft. The only player chosen in 2019 was Washington State safety Jalen Thompson by the Arizona Cardinals.

The draft has yielded some prizes through the years, however. Future Hall of Fame selection Cris Carter was selected in the fourth round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987, and quarterback Bernie Kosar was a first-round selection by the Cleveland Browns in 1985.

–Field Level Media