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NFL skipping supplemental draft for third consecutive yr; listed below are top 5 picks from supplemental era


The NFL will pass on holding a supplemental draft once more, because the league informed teams they are going to not have one this summer (per NFL Network). Within the supplemental draft, any team that made a bid on a player would must forfeit their draft pick in that round the next season (example, using a third-round pick as a bid on a player within the supplemental draft would end in forfeiting a third-round pick in the subsequent yr’s NFL Draft).

Players eligible for the supplemental draft involve any player who had their draft eligibility modified from the time of the NFL Draft to July — when the supplemental draft was often held. Safety Jalen Thompson was the last player taken in a supplemental draft, because the Arizona Cardinals placed a fifth-round bid on him in 2019. Thompson has 197 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 11 passes defended in three seasons with the Cardinals — starting 25 of 37 games. 

With no supplemental draft being held this yr, let’s take a have a look at the five best supplemental draft picks in NFL history because the process was enacted in 1977. 

A second-round pick within the 2012 supplemental draft by the Browns, Gordon’s off-the-field issues took center stage after a superb begin to his profession. Look no further than a 2013 season when Gordon led the league with 1,646 yards and 117.6 receiving yards per game — earning an All-Pro selection on the age of twenty-two.

Gordon has missed greater than 50 games for violations in his profession, having just 1,833 yards because the start of the 2014 season. He was suspended in December 2019 for violating the league’s substance-abuse and performance-enhancing drug policies, not being reinstated until September 2021. He’s showed flashes when on the sphere, but the various violations have hindered the potential for Gordon to have an excellent profession. 

4. Bernie Kosar, Miami QB, Browns

The primary pick within the 1985 supplemental draft, Kosar became a star for the Browns within the mid-to-late Nineteen Eighties — an era which the franchise reached three AFC Championship Games in a five-year stretch. Kosar won a playoff game in three straight years in Cleveland, made the Pro Bowl in 1987, and led the league in game-winning drives twice (1986, 1988).

In nine years with the Browns, Kosar threw for 21,904 yards with 116 touchdowns to 81 interceptions. He’s third in franchise history in passing yards and passing touchdowns (behind Brian Sipe and Otto Graham in each categories) and was the last quarterback to begin the season opener for the team for five straight seasons. 

Kosar is one of the vital beloved players in Browns history and was a couple of plays away from getting the franchise to a Super Bowl in his prime. 

3. Rob Moore, Syracuse WR, Jets

Moore was a excellent receiver within the league for a decade, ending with 628 catches for 9,368 yards and 49 touchdowns with the Jets and Cardinals. A primary-round supplemental draft selection by the Jets in 1990, Moore made the Pro Bowl in 1994 in his final season with the team when he had 1,010 yards and 6 touchdowns. 

Moore starred with the Cardinals after getting traded there in 1995, having two 1,000-yard seasons (1996, 1997) and was one in all the league’s top deep-ball receivers. He led the NFL with 1,584 yards in 1997 when he posted a career-high 97 catches. 

Leg injuries ended Moore’s profession prematurely, as he never played one other regular-season snap after the 1999 season (though Moore was on a roster for 2 more years). 

2. Jamal Williams, Oklahoma State DT, Chargers

A second-round pick of the Chargers within the 1998 supplemental draft, Williams developed into one in all the sport’s best nose tackles within the mid-2000s. He earned two consecutive All-Pro selections (2005, 2006) and three straight Pro Bowl selections (2005, 2006, 2007). 

Williams began 135 of 167 games in a 13-year profession (12 with San Diego) and finished with double-digits in tackles for loss twice. The Chargers received excellent value by taking a big gamble on Williams. 

1. Cris Carter, Ohio State WR, Eagles

A fourth-round pick within the 1987 supplemental draft, Carter is the one supplemental draft pick to achieve the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Philadelphia Eagles took Carter in 1987 and he had three productive seasons with the team (caught 11 touchdowns in 1989) before getting released resulting from substance-abuse issues. 

Carter was claimed by the Minnesota Vikings and notched eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 1993 to 2000, leading the league in receptions once (1994) and touchdown catches thrice (1995, 1997, 1999). He earned two All-Pro selections, eight Pro Bowl selections, and was a member of the Nineties All-Decade Team. 

Carter finished his profession with 1,101 catches for 13,899 yards and 130 receiving touchdowns. He’s sixth on the all-time receptions list, thirteenth all time in receiving yards, and fourth in touchdown catches. He’s considered one in all the best receivers in NFL history. 

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