Football Newbie wrote:someone explain to me the supplemental draft please? how does it work and how are salaries determined and such?
According to USA Today Sports Weekly, the supplemental draft is:
"a catchall for any players who become draft-eligible after the regular April draft and before the start of the following season"
"determined using a weighted lottery similar to the NBA's"
"seven rounds and is conducted via e-mail or phone"
The article also states that teams do not have to pick any players, but for each player a team selects, it loses a pick in the same round in the regular draft the following year. I see nothing about salary, but the article does point out that "by hiring agents, they lose their college eligibility" and that they could "petition the NCAA for reinstatement, citing unusual circumstances".
Finally, the article lists players of note who were supplemental picks; among them, Rob Moore, Brian Bosworth, Bernie Kosar, and Cris Carter.
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