Lions unlikely to draft anyone in NFL Supplemental Draft

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

If Beal were eligible for the draft in late April, he likely would have been a second-day pick, taken in the second or, more likely, the third round.

Last year, a player like Beal might have been on the field pretty quickly for the Browns, but with the investment at the position, the Browns appear to be substantially improved, making it more hard for a player like Beal to crack the lineup. A year earlier, quarterback Terrelle Pryor was taken in the third round by the Oakland Raiders.

Once the draft order is set with all three groups, each team makes their bid (s) to Roger Goodell with each player they are interested in and what round they want that player.

Despite being high in the draft order, the Broncos were awarded no players. Louis Rams used a fifth-round pick on Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, that is expected to change this year.

The Bucs' Supplemental Draft drought is not particularly unusual; the teams in their own division have been just as quiet, for instance.

Miller himself believes Beal is not only a legitimate prospect but perhaps the best supplemental draft talent to come along in several years.

Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander could be the next big name in the National Football League to be selected from the supplemental draft.


The Broncos have an extra selection in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft thanks to the Trevor Siemian trade, but now, do not have extra picks on day one or two of the 2019 Draft or any compensatory picks coming.

Why He's Available: Ruled academically ineligible this spring. If the Texans take the risk, Beal could reward it with years of solid play.

During his time at Virginia Tech, Alexander, 21, had a 2016 marijuana arrest and faced academic issues. The Giants had William Gay, 33, playing with the first-team defense in the slot this spring and had a bevy of career journeymen fighting for spots in their secondary. Beal has more trouble dealing with receivers going inside on him, but his recovery speed is good and he's able to make up ground and break on plays. Beal does appear to rely too much on his pure athleticism. A good athlete, Beal does have some flaws. In three years at Western Michigan, he garnered 65 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

All 32 teams were represented at Beal's pro day, per Jeff Risdon of RealGM. He's got a well-built frame at 5-11, 207 (usually listed a little heavier).

As a recruit: A high three-star in the Class of 2014, Bryant was pretty quiet as a recruit a made a commitment to Mississippi State over Southern Miss near the end of his senior season.

Bryant's interviews with the Colts and the Baltimore Ravens were his favorite, according to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.

Carter was very productive while on the field during his college career, though, totaling 3,728 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns.

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