ESPN’s Adam Caplan has spoke to numerous NFL teams regarding this year’s group of supplemental draft prospects, but he hasn’t found a single team with a draftable grade on any of them.
The Supplemental Draft rarely has any notable players taken, even though guys like Josh Gordon and Terrelly Pryor have been selected in the past few years. Recent reports mentioned that this year’s class of prospects were unlikely to be drafted, so this news is consistent with these reports.
The most notable players available to be drafted this Friday are: SMU RB Traylon Shead, Virginia University of Lynchburg DT LaKendrick Ross and New Mexico WR Chase Clayton.
- Ten NFL teams were reportedly in attendance for Shead’s Pro Day workout including: the Bears, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, Lions, Packers, Seahawks, and Texans.
- Meanwhile, Ross had 11 teams on hand for his workout including: the Bears, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Falcons, 49ers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams and Texans.
Shead hasn’t been all that productive at SMU, even though he was highly regarded coming out of high school. Last year, he ram for 197 yards on 51 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Ross was originally slated to begin his collegiate career at Morgan State, but he would later transfer to Virginia-Lynchburg where he played one season. According to his agent, he was ruled ineligible for 2013 season.
Clayton was a factor in the return game two season ago when he totaled 608 yards and two touchdowns on 20 kick returns. Unfortunately for him, he suffered a knee injury in the first game of the season last year and subsequently missed the remainder of the team’s games.