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NFL Supplemental Draft 2014 Primer

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Will the Redskins use a late round pick to try and dip their toes into the 2014 Supplemental Draft?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of those weird days where hardly anyone notices that an official NFL Draft event is taking place. The NFL's Supplemental Draft goes down today, but don't expect to see ESPN broadcasting live from Radio City Music Hall.

This event takes place over email. (You read that right.) Teams submit the player or players they have interest in and the corresponding round in which they would take them. Order rank is determined by won/loss records, such that the team with the worst record and highest bid is awarded the player. That team then loses their pick from that round in the next draft.

There are four players available in today's Supplemental Draft:

  • New Mexico WR/RB Chase Clayton
  • North Carolina LB Darius Lipford
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg DT LaKendrick Ross
  • SMU RB Traylon Shead
The Redskins dipped their toes into the Supplemental Draft in 2009 when they burned a third round pick on the defensive end from Kentucky. (Sidebar: Kevin, Doug Ramey and I had Jeremy on our "Hogpickled" podcast in 2010ish, and he gave a masterful performance as Colonel Nathan Jessup in the famous courtroom scene of "A Few Good Men.")

There is not a lot of buzz around this group of players for today's Supplemental Draft, although there does appear to be at least some interest among a dozen or so teams in LaKendrick Ross, who is 6'5" and 360 pounds.