Don't look for Lions to take a gamble in National Football League supplemental draft

Adonis Alexander will join the Redskins’ defensive backfield

Adonis Alexander will join the Redskins’ defensive backfield

The Buccaneers, meanwhile, haven't picked in the Supplemental Draft since 1987, when they took Miami defensive tackle Dan Sileo.

The NFL's supplemental draft is normally a mid-July non-event that comes and goes without any players going anywhere.

The Houston Texans have selected two players in the supplemental draft in team history. 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.

The Browns used a second-rounder on Josh Gordon in 2012, and the Raiders grabbed Terrelle Pryor in the third round a year earlier.

Two players came off the board during the 2018 National Football League supplemental draft Wednesday. Since 2013, only one player has been chosen (OL-Isaiah Battle in Round 5 by the Rams).

NY used a first-round pick on Duke quarterback Dave Brown in 1992 and a fourth-round pick on Northeast Louisiana defensive back Tito Wooten in 1994.

The only other player taken in year's supplemental draft was Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander, who was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round. The Giants got good value by taking Beal. That means that the Giants will have to forfeit a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Why He's Available: Ruled academically ineligible this spring. Two players were taken, which hasn't happened since 2010. In 32 games for the Hokies, Alexander totaled seven interceptions and 17 pass breakups, so he's got good ball skills. Now, Alexander has failed multiple drug tests and is on probation after being cited for marijuana possession back in April. Gordon has been very productive when on the field but has missed huge portions of his career due to off-field issues; he returned to the field a year ago after sitting out almost three seasons.

The Browns (0-16) and Giants (2-14) are the only teams with a better chance of holding the first overall pick than the Colts. He has played heavier than that measured weight, so that is not much of a concern.

He has the frame and long arms teams covet, but didn't run well at his pro day and that will hurt him. With Beal, who had academic issues at Western Michigan, he appears to be more talented than Alexander.

During his freshman season, Alexander recorded 55 tackles with six passes defensed and four interceptions. Bryant is an aggressive alley player who is not afraid to come downhill and square up a ball carrier as a tackler.

Bryant told's Chase Goodbread that Indianapolis and Baltimore were his two favorite interviews.

The Player: Carter is estimated about 6-foot, 200 pounds, although he did not have time for a pro day to verify his measurables. He was suspended for three games during his college career.

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