Bucs Usually Quiet in Supplemental Draft


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The Houston Texans cornerback cupboard is barer than it has been in a long time. The draft order is determined by a weighted lottery based on the previous year's National Football League standings, and a team awarded a supplemental draft pick must forfeit a pick in the equivalent round in next year's National Football League draft.

In most years, it's a rare occurrence to see a player taken in the Supplemental Draft.

Most teams don't use very high picks on players due to the nature of these players' availability typically coming from some type of off-field issue. Fleck saw something in Beal that no one else did and now he's a hot commodity in the Supplemental Draft. Alexander plays physical, but if he doesn't overcome the speed issues, he'll be the next in a growing line of lanky CBs who can't make it in the NFL. Why not keep going by making a splash in the usually quiet Supplemental Draft as well. If Beal embraces more contact and finds a consistent approach to man coverage, the sky is truly the limit for this supplemental prospect.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, it's the New York Jets who emerge as Bryant's first NFL team. It only takes one team, after all. Lombardi Ave's Andrew Cox looks at a few players that could interest Gutekunst.

Names to know in this year's supplemental draft include Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander and Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant.

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- Scouting report: A touted high school recruit with both safety and cornerback potential, Alexander started his career on special teams and at safety for the Hokies, garnering Freshman All-American accolades.

The other two players available are less likely to be drafted Wednesday: Grand Valley State running back Marty Carter and Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu.

The Colts have never claimed a player in the supplemental draft, but with an aggressive general manager in Chris Ballard and some needs in the defensive secondary that could change Wednesday. If they were looking to take a developmental player, losing a third-round selection would make sense. That was a shame because it would have been the second selection of that round, number 57 overall. They still have all their other remaining picks in next year's draft, except for in Round 7, trading their own original pick and acquiring the Rams' choice.

This year's draft will begin at 1 p.m. ET.

This means the Broncos stand a pretty good chance of winning a "bid" for a player should they choose to submit one in any given round.

The Redskins have had plenty of transition in the defensive backfield this offseason after trading Kendall Fuller - another former Virginia Tech player - to the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the deal that brought quarterback Alex Smith to Washington.