The NFL held the 2016 Supplemental Draft on Thursday, but all 32 teams passed on selecting a player in all seven rounds.
.@NFL Supplemental Draft was held today. No players were selected. Eligible players are now free agents.
— NFL345 (@NFL345) July 14, 2016
This means that the six eligible players are now free agents and able to sign with a team of their choosing.
The free agents include:
- Purdue DT Ra’Zahn Howard (Signed with Texans)
- Ole Miss CB Tee Shepard
- Virginia Tech LS Eddie D’Antuono
- Sam Houston State RB Jalen Overstreet
- University of Calgary WR Rashaun Simonise (Signed with Bengals)
- Concordia DE Cameron Walton
Howard was the most notable player in the draft pool and could generate the most interest as a free agent in the coming days. It’s worth mentioning that the Giants were reportedly among those to attend his workout.
Overstreet recently had his felony charge for credit card abuse recently dropped, so that’s good news for his chances of securing an opportunity with an NFL team.
Simonise had a number of teams in attendance for his workout including the Rams, Cardinals, Packers, Colts, Jets, and Redskins. Beyond that, the Bengals were among the teams that had shown some level of interest in him.
Howard played three seasons at Purdue, but elected to enter the 2016 supplemental draft due to academic reasons, according to Adam Schefter. During his college career, Howard recorded 47 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss including three sacks, a fumble recovery and four pass defenses.
Overstreet rushed for 1,652 yards on 282 carries (5.9 YPC) to go along with 16 touchdowns and 194 yards receiving over the course of three years at Sam Houston State.
Simonise offers plenty of size at 6’5, which is something he believes could help in the NFL. In 2015, Simonise recorded 1,079 receiving yards on 51 catches for the University of Calgary.