49ers don't add any players through supplemental draft

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2018

But don't expect the Detroit Lions to pull the trigger on Beal, Carter or the other prospects in the supplemental draft.

The NFL held its annual Supplemental Draft on Wednesday.

Most years, the supplemental draft is but a blip on the National Football League radar.

Beal and Alexander were among the five eligible prospects to get taken in the supplemental draft. They should certainly consider it and potentially bid a late-rounder for a guy like Beal - even though it won't be enough to get him - but anything more than a fifth-round pick should be out of the question.

For starters, the Lions have already used next year's third-round pick as part of the trade to move up and select Da'Shawn Hand. The Cleveland Browns have two picks in next year's third round. Just like the regular draft, a team can use one of its selections - in this case from the 2019 NFL Draft - in any of the seven rounds.

Every player in the supplemental draft comes with baggage. Since 2013, only one player has been chosen (OL-Isaiah Battle in Round 5 by the Rams).

In most years, it's a rare occurrence to see a player taken in the Supplemental Draft. Although he tallied five career interceptions as a Bulldog, he snagged three of those picks in 2015 and didn't make much of an impact after his initial success. Regardless of these facts, taking Beal at or near his projected round would be a risk for the Redskins. Alexander and Beal were actually expected to be early-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Alexander might not possess top-level speed, but his size and physical playing style make him a nightmare for receivers at the line of scrimmage.

If the Colts do take someone, it would be a sign that Ballard is willing to take chances on players. He also had solid balls skills as well and solid instincts. Scouts were concerned about his attitude in school, when he often failed to complete tasks and ran into academic trouble and at least one reported positive drug test for marijuana. He told NFL.com that he has been working on his maturity and growing up over the previous year. That determines who picks first through 10th.

Yes, both the Giants and Redskins selected players.

Beal and Alexander figure to interest Indianapolis the most. A good athlete, Beal does have some flaws. He had 27 tackles, one sack, one interception and four pass breakups in eight games as a junior in 2017.

All 32 teams were represented at Beal's pro day, per Jeff Risdon of RealGM.

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.

Bryant told NFL.com's Chase Goodbread that Indianapolis and Baltimore were his two favorite interviews. He was suspended for three games during his college career.

Why He's Available: Suspended indefinitely during the spring.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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