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Sources: As of 7/1, only Pryor in Supplemental

Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:56 am
The NFL lockout has, of course, destroyed any type of normalcy in this year's off-season.

Though free agency, mini-camps and more have been pushed back, scouting for next year's talent remains in a state of full-speed-ahead for most NFL teams. This is also true for the supplemental draft, which historically has taken place in mid July. Last year's draft was conducted on July 15. This year's draft date has not yet been announced to teams.

July 1st is not an official deadline, but it has become a bit of an important symbolic date in the NFL calendar.  By today, NFL teams typically know the date and -- more importantly -- many of the athletes likely to be available in the supplemental draft.

This year, however, according to multiple league sources, the NFL has not yet contacted its teams with any news about the draft or any players who might be available.

Of course, everyone knows that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is in. With only 10 players drafted via the supplemental since 1999, clearly there haven't been many stellar classes, but NFL teams typically have multiple players with which to consider.

At this point, however, there is only Pryor.

Stay tuned...

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