He is the earliest supplemental draft pick since Josh Gordon was taken in Round 2 of the 2012 event, by Cleveland. When the Buccaneers took Sileo in 1987 they used a third-round pick, which left them without that same pick in the spring of 1988. Jones proved a year ago that he has a lot of talent and can take on a featured role in Green Bay’s offense. Still, without much time to prepare for his pro day, Beal stood out with good jumping numbers and a solid 40-yard dash (4.47 seconds). They had previously traded their seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for punter Riley Dixon.
Like Carter, I haven’t done an all-out study on Bright Ugwoegbu, a two-year starter for the Beavers who was returning to Corvallis as one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball.
The supplemental draft is a bit complex. Teams earn placements in one of three groups based on overall record and playoff appearances. In OTAS and minicamp, Carrie got the most reps with the first-team defense. The team is now projected to receive four compensatory picks next year, including two sixth-rounders, mitigating the risk even more. Within those groups, the order is decided by an NBA-style lottery.
For a team to get a player, they must send in a round they would take that prospect.
With the selection of Beal, the Giants will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, leaving them with five total picks. That’s the biggest caveat. There are 5 players eligible this year, but they won’t all be drafted. Cornerbacks Sam Beal of Western Michigan and Adonis Alexander of Virginia Tech drew multiple scouts to their pre-draft workouts and play a position at which teams are often scrambling for depth.
As a recruit: A high three-star in the Class of 2014, Bryant was pretty quiet as a recruit a made a commitment to Mississippi State over Southern Miss near the end of his senior season. Beal is tall and he can run, which is shown on tape, but confirmed at pro day.
Good question. It’s kind of like the regular NFL draft (with some key differences), only it’s for players who, for whatever reason, are not illegible to play college football any longer but had not entered the official draft. They have corners Xavien Howard, Tony Lippett, Cordrea Tankersley and Bobby McCain and safeties Reshad Jones, T.J.
“I can’t thank them enough, really – it was like I was their child, their son”, Alexander said. Was the price of a 3rd round pick in the 2019 draft expensive?
Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple are entrenched as the starting outside cornerbacks, but there is plenty of opportunity for Beal to step right in and play immediately as a rookie. The spotlight is on those three. There are a few players who warrant a look or two.
Indianapolis is one of four teams reported to have met with Alexandria.