Colts could be bidders in supplemental draft


A team interested in a player must submit a blind bid - listing the round it would select the player - and the team highest in the draft order with the earliest-round bid gets the player. They should certainly consider it and potentially bid a late-rounder for a guy like Beal - even though it won't be enough to get him - but anything more than a fifth-round pick should be out of the question.

The Rams can't expect to sign everyone, especially with an extension for Aaron Donald likely coming at some point.

The unknown nature of the supplemental draft should not be confused with an event designated exclusively for players with off-field concerns, that will struggle to make an National Football League roster. However, it has been 15 years since they last selected anyone.

This is why the supplemental draft is extremely riveting when talented prospects are involved.

Farrell's take: Alexander was a tough one to rank and received a low three-star rating because he was such a tweener He has the size of a linebacker but could cover like a defensive back.

Thin at cornerback, the Gettleman and the Giants used a third-round pick to select Western Michigan's Sam Beal. Kansas City might take Beal in the second round or hope Alexander falls to the fourth.

The Redskins and Giants will both forfeit future draft picks for those bids and the other three players now become free agents.

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Why He's Available: Ruled academically ineligible this spring.

The Giants did add depth at cornerback this offseason, signing William Gay, Curtis Riley, B.W. Webb, and Grant Haley. Although his interception numbers aren't great, he has very good ball skills and is very good at breaking up passes.

The Hokies also suspended Alexander in 2016 following an arrest for misdemeanor marijuana possession. This year is different; there's three.

There have been eight players who entered the league as first-round picks in the Supplemental Draft, majority quarterbacks and most during the 1980s. He has played heavier than that measured weight, so that is not much of a concern. He weighed 178 pounds at his pro day and his tackling was questionable on tape.

A Sporting News story lists more than half of the NFL's teams as potential participants, but not the Lions. 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. However, those numbers improved throughout his time at the college level, so perhaps it shows his best days are ahead.

The Player: Bryant is known for being a physically gifted, explosive player. Watching him on film, I think he has tools to develop into a starting safety if he gets a bit better with his eyes. He is tough against the run and has really good closing burst when getting to the ball. Bryant played safety at Mississippi State.

Bryant's interviews with the Colts and the Baltimore Ravens were his favorite, according to Chase Goodbread of