The NFL Supplemental Draft jumped onto the radar in 2011 when Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was selected in the the little-known, little-understood and little-used draft. It happened again a year later when Baylor receiver Josh Gordon was chosen.
Since then it's reverted back to its afterthought status. And that will continue in 2017.
Though two players have entered the supplemental draft, they come from the D2 and JUCO ranks. Defensive lineman Tarvares Bingham of Georgia Military College and running back Marques Rodgers of Western New Mexico are eligible for selection in the July 12 draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Bingham played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before transferring to Georgia Military College, where he then attempted to sign with a four-year college for his final two years eligibility. Academic issues, however, prevented that from happening. Rodgers was academically ineligible last year after rushing for 1,283 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. He has one remaining season of eligibility.
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Last year, six players entered the draft — which includes players whose draft status has changed since April's draft — but none were selected. Clemson offensive lineman Isaiah Battle was a fifth-round choice of the Chiefs in 2015, and remains the last player to be taken since Josh Gordon in 2012.
In the supplemental draft, teams are allowed to submit a round number as a bid for the player. If their bid is the highest, they select the player and lose their pick in the following year's draft. It is unclear if any teams intend of drafting either Bingham or Rodgers this year.