Minnesota Vikings not awarded a player in 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft

Adonis Alexander will join the Redskins’ defensive backfield

Alexander announced his intention to enter the supplemental draft on June 1 after being ruled academically ineligible for the 2018 season. Cleveland won Josh Gordon in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, and back in 1985 the Browns scored Bernie Kosar with a first-round pick in that year's edition.

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

The order for the supplemental draft is determined by a unique process. Teams will typically spend a lower pick on a supplemental player than they would in a real draft because the player has already missed Minicamp and OTAs and the team will lose a 2019 pick that matches the one they spent on the player.

That trend is likely to change on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with five talented prospects throwing their respective hats into the National Football League ring.

I have not studied Carter as of this point, but he is a two-year starter who made the most of his limited reps, earning first-team All-GLIAC honors in both years.

The supplemental draft will take place on Wednesday at 11 AM MT, with a predetermined order that is not known by the teams.

One or two teams could pad those totals this year, however, perhaps even the Buccaneers. He often plays high, will win a lot of matchups on pure athletic superiority rather than playing correctly and there's a lot that will require fixing. There are five players eligible for selection and three of them are defensive backs who have drawn enough interest to suggest they may find a team on Wednesday.

According to NFL Network's Bucky Brooks, Alexander "smothers receivers at the line of scrimmage with his aggressive shadow technique, while also displaying good instincts and ball skills".

Before we get to the actual picks, the supplemental draft is much different than the NFL Draft.

We had pinpointed Alexander as a possible mid-round target for the Panthers but he wound up going to Washington in the sixth round, per Matt Miller at Bleacher Report. The third group has all the teams that did make the playoffs. The other one who had a chance to be drafted was Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant.

Additionally, the Chiefs did not select Adonis Alexander, who the team spoke with following his pro day. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders the previous year. Alexander and Beal are two of the more talented prospects to enter the Supplemental Draft in a few years. Add in the fact the coaching staff is anything but certain beyond 2018 and using a 2019 draft asset on a player for 2018, which may then not fit a new coaching staff doesn't seem prudent.



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