Supplemental Draft Set for July 11

By Chris Malumphy

The 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft will be conducted July 11. Three players are eligible: cornerbacks Sam Beal from Western Michigan and Adonis Alexander from Virginia Tech and safety Brandon Bryant from Mississippi State. The Supplemental Draft was first held in 1977 and includes players who did not enter the regular draft for various reasons. Supplemental draftees who played in the NFL in 2017 were Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and Packers linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Wide receiver Cris Carter is the only supplemental draftee to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Supplemental draftee Bernie Kosar led the Browns to two AFC championship games only to be defeated by John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Wikipedia says that eight supplemental have been selected to Pro Bowls: Bernie Kosar (drafted in 1985), Cris Carter (1987), Bobby Humphrey (1989), Rob Moore (1990), Mike Wahle (1998), Jamal Williams (1998), Ahmad Brooks (2006), and Josh Gordon (2012).