NFL supplemental draft: How it works, time and Eagles' outlook
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By Glenn Erby

It’s NFL Draft season again, this time as the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft takes place on Wednesday at 1:00 PM with some interesting prospects on both sides of the ball that could interest the Philadelphia Eagles. About players have declared for the 2019 supplemental draft, including Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen, St. Francis defensive back Bryant Perry and JUCO tight end Devonaire Clarington. The headliners are Washington State safety Jalen Thompson and West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms.

Teams are split into three groups (six wins or fewer, non-playoff teams, playoff teams) and a lottery system makes the order. Teams then use a bidding system and designate which round they would draft a player with the highest bid winning the prospect. The winner loses that pick in the same round of the upcoming draft.

The Eagles are unlikely to be active during the supplemental draft, but if things change, Thompson is the name Roseman should target. The Eagles are getting older at the safety position, and Thompson brings the versatility of playing safety and slot cornerback.

Thompson can play safety and cornerback, and before losing his eligibility, was a player who could have projected in the top-50 overall for the 2020 NFL Draft before his career ended after subsequently testing positive for a banned...



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