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Clemson OT Isaiah Battle To Enter Supplemental Draft, Broncos & Falcons Options?

Update:

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com mentions that the Broncos and Falcons are both teams that could use a future draft pick on Clemson OT Isaiah Battle, who announced that he’ll be entering the 2015 Supplemental draft.

Zierlein points to the recent injury sustained by Broncos LT Ryan Clady as the main reason why they could potentially use a draft pick on Battle.

As for the Atlanta, Zierlein said that Battle’s skill set is a good fit for new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan’s scheme

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Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports spoke to two NFL sources who believe Clemson OT Isaiah Battle will likely end up being a third-round supplemental value.

  • According to Robinson, Battle could have ended up being a top-five offensive tackle in the 2016 draft class with a strong showing this season.
  • Robinson concedes that Battle still has work to do, but the fact that he could play offensive tackle would likely boost his value.
  • However, there are some teams that project Battle as a guard, according to Robinson.

The last player taken in the Supplemental Draft was Josh Gordon, who was selected in the second round by the Browns.

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Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com reports that Clemson OT Isaiah Battle will enter the 2015 supplemental draft.

“I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL supplemental draft,” Battle said. “I want to thank everyone at Clemson, especially Coach Swinney and the assistant coaches, for what they have done for me the last three years. I also want to thank my teammates. They have all had a big impact on my career.”

Battle joins West Georgia DE/OLB Darrius Caldwell, West Georgia DT Dalvon Stuckey and North Carolina Central WR Adrian Wilkins as this year’s applicants for the Supplemental Draft.

Battle played in 27 career games and started 11 contests last season while playing more snaps than any other Clemson player (824).

During time at Clemson, Battle served a suspension in 2013 for punching a player, and another last season for disciplinary reasons. Battle was also pulled over for speeding in early June and caught with marijuana. He received citations for both incidents, but wasn’t not charged or arrested in either case.

 

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