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Posted on: August 20, 2011 6:36 pm

NFL will hold supplemental draft lottery Sunday

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A day after Terrelle Pryor showed off for more than half the NFL teams during his Pro Day, the NFL will decide the order for which those squads will bid for his services.

As CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang explains, the NFL will hold a weighted lottery Sunday to determine the order for Monday’s supplemental draft.

Rang writes that unlike April’s draft, which is based solely on win-loss percentage, the supplemental draft places teams into three different categories. Writes Rang: “These groups are determined by the same won/loss percentage, but are thought to take into account the annual fluctuation of talent for clubs that occurs through the draft and free agency each off-season. Therefore, while the Carolina Panthers owned the first pick last year, Ron Rivera's club will be competing with roughly a third of the league for the first pick of each round of the supplemental draft.”

And unlike the April draft where the teams make their selections based on what picks are still left on the board, teams turn in a list in which they inform the league which players they’d pick and which round they’d select him. If a team has the high bid on a player and ultimately drafts him, it will lose the corresponding pick in the April 2012 draft.

There are seven players who are eligible to be selected: Pryor, Western Carolina CB Torez Jones, Georgia RB Caleb King, Lindenwood University/Allen Wranglers (IFL) DE Keenan Mace, North Carolina DE Michael McAdoo and Northern Illinois S Tracy Wilson.

Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the upcoming NFL Supplemental Draft, but is suspended for the first five games of the season. Pete Prisco joins Lauren Shehadi to discuss the latest.

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Posted on: August 8, 2011 6:22 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 6:23 pm

NFL's supplemental draft set for Aug. 17

PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

While former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor continues to wait and wonder whether he is eligible for the NFL supplemental draft or if he’ll have to spend this season playing in Canada or the UFL, the NFL is going forward with its plans to hold the draft. It’s just that the league hasn’t announced who actually can participate.

According to CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang, the NFL has told all 32 teams that the draft will be held Aug. 17. Thing is, none of the teams were told which players were eligible (aside from Pryor, there’s also the possibility of Georgia RB Caleb King and UNC DE Michael McAdoo) or what order the teams will draft.

As we wrote a couple weeks ago, nobody seems quite sure about Pryor’s standing because of the way he left Ohio State. Normally, the supplemental draft is for those players who were ruled academically ineligible or kicked off their college team or who left the team after he graduated -- basically, it’s the whole “unforeseen changes in a player’s circumstances” deal.

Pryor could have declared for April’s draft, but instead, he decided to accept a five-game suspension for the 2011 season. But after coach Jim Tressel was fired, Pryor changed his mind and decided to leave the team.

Whether that’s enough of a reason for the NFL to allow him into the supplemental draft remains to be seen. But at least we have a drop-dead date for when we’ll find out. 

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