Source: NFL won’t hold supplemental draft in ’20


The NFL informed its clubs on Wednesday that it will not conduct a supplemental draft in 2020, a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

Each team was informed by email, the source said.

Since its inception in 1977, the only other time there wasn’t a supplemental draft was in 2008, when there were no applicants. There have been many other years in which all clubs passed on making any selections, most recently in both 2016 and 2017.

The NFL supplemental draft is available for players whose eligibility situations changed after the January declaration deadline for the regular draft.

In the supplemental draft, teams submit bids to the commissioner’s office if they want to select a player. If multiple teams bid on the same player, the team that makes the highest bid is awarded the player. The team then forfeits that corresponding draft pick in the next year’s NFL draft.

Last year, the Arizona Cardinals made the only selection in the supplemental draft, taking safety Jalen Thompson with a fifth-round draft pick.

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