NFL Supplemental Draft Pool Starting to Take Shape

July 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL supplemental draft is a second chance of sorts.
It gives NFL teams one last chance at adding a young and talented player to their roster, while offering collegiate players whose football careers have been derailed (often by their own stupidity) a chance to revive their dreams of playing in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns have had substantial success in the supplemental draft, most famously with quarterback Bernie Kosar in 1985 and as recently as a year ago, with wide receiver Josh Gordon.
This year's edition of the supplemental draft will be held on July 11, and already at least one player has thrown his hat into the ring.
The 6'5" 259-pound Jackson was a highly touted JUCO recruit when he signed to play at Central Florida, and after playing sparingly as a junior, big things were expected of him in 2012.
However, personal problems and academic issues led to his dismissal from the team, and Jackson told Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Zone that ever since he's ...

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