NFL cancels supplemental draft for second straight yr, supply confirms

The NFL won’t conduct a Supplemental Draft for the second yr in a row, a supply confirmed to ESPN.

The Supplemental Draft is accessible to gamers whose eligibility state of affairs has modified after the January deadline for the common draft. In 2019, the yr of the latest modification, the Arizona Cardinals made their solely selection once they elected security lady Jalen Thompson within the fifth spherical.

Different notable complementary picks had been quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2011) and large receiver Josh Gordon (2012), although there have additionally been a number of years when no picks have been taken.

Beneath the collective settlement, the NFL has the correct to determine annually whether or not to carry the draft modification. NFL Community first reported that the draft modification had been suspended for 2021.

That is the third time since its introduction in 1977 that the draft modification has not been carried out. Along with the years 2020 and 2021, there was no such draft in 2008 as a consequence of a scarcity of candidates.

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