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No supplemental draft



July 1, 2020

NFL tells teams there won't be a 2020 supplemental draft

       The NFL informed teams today that there will be no supplemental draft this year, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The league won't hold the draft in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic after discussing it with the NFL management council executive committee, Pelissero adds.

Under the current collective bargaining agreement, hosting a supplemental draft is optional for the NFL.

The supplemental draft, which began in 1977, gives teams a chance to select players who weren't able to enter the regular draft due to eligibility issues. If a club selects a player in the supplemental draft, it forfeits the corresponding pick in the regular draft the following year.

Players who would be allowed to enter this year's supplemental draft will now be eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, Pelissero notes.

After two years without any players being selected in the supplemental draft in 2016 and 2017, the NFL saw three players come into the league through that route over the last two seasons. The Arizona Cardinals forfeited a fifth-round pick to select safety Jalen Thompson in 2019.

Wide receiver Josh Gordon was the last player to be selected to the Pro Bowl after being a supplemental draft pick. Legendary wide receiver  Cris Carter, who entered the NFL in 1987, remains the only player in league history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after being selected in the supplemental draft.



Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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