Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Giants select CB Sam Beal in supplemental draft

Giants select CB Sam Beal in supplemental draft

After that group comes the other teams who failed to make the postseason, and then the 12 playoff teams from 2017 round out the draft order. Was the price of a 3rd round pick in the 2019 draft expensive? These players chose to submit paperwork for the Supplemental Draft rather than sit out the season or transfer to a lower level of competition. They have a bidding system based on the grade of draft pick they are willing to give up in next year's draft in order to take a player in the supplemental draft.

There are five athletes available. Back in 1982, Detroit tabbed North Carolina A&T defensive back Kevin Robinson with their '83 ninth-round pick. He was a two-year starter at Western Michigan and finished his college career with 92 tackles and two interceptions - the first against USC and new Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

The 6-foot-3, 197 pounder spent three seasons with the Hokies, appearing in 34 games to record 91 tackles (4.5 for loss) along with 17 passes defensed, seven interceptions, one sack and one fumble forced. Beal is tall and he can run, which is shown on tape, but confirmed at pro day. Beal has the size to man the outside very well. It's possible Gutekunst will hope to find more help in the secondary.

Alexander, who is a physical, solid tackler, could surprise offenses and bring heat from the nickel slot while outside linebackers Olivier Vernon and Lorenzo Carter drop back into coverage.

There had been 45 picks in the history of the supplemental draft, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He has a round 2/3 grade from me, although he did leave WMU because of academic issues. The off-field issues have been a problem but someone will draft him. Group one is for the teams that won only six or fewer game.


"I thought I was untouchable, doing stuff I wasn't supposed to do, but as I got older, I realized the other opportunity that I was messing up".

For instance, one of the most notable and successful guys in recent memory is Josh Gordon. Discipline is a big thing for me now, because nothing can really be done without discipline. I think we should sit this one out. The fact he could doesn't mean he should as he's far closer to a third or fourth round prospect, but desperation and the lack of options might make what is normally a pretty conservative process have teams be more aggressive with Beal.

The supplemental draft is typically for players who have had troubled pasts. The last (and only) time the Atlanta Falcons did so was in 1980, when they threw a seventh-rounder at defensive end Matthew Teague. Future draft-pick ammunition is now low.

Despite signing three free agent corners and drafting two more in April, there is talk that the Cleveland Browns might look to add their sixth new corner in the upcoming supplemental draft.

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