Clemson OT Isaiah Battle Has Talent to Break Supplemental Draft Dry Spell

June 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's been a while since any NFL teams have forfeited a future draft pick in favor of a gamble on a player in the supplemental draft. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that the last time a player was selected in this fashion (Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012), things worked out great right up until they didn't.
However, it appears that 2015 might just be the year the dry spell ends, as a talented but (possibly) troubled offensive lineman has entered the fray, and he could have enough of the former to overcome the latter.
As Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported, Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle, who started 11 games on the left side for the Tigers in 2014, left the team and will declare for the supplemental draft on July 9:
I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. I want to thank everyone at Clemson, especially Coach (Dabo) Swinney and ...

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