NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Giants take Beal in round three

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Beal is the most pro-ready player of the three and had he been in the 2018 NFL Draft, he likely would've been ranked among the top cornerbacks in the class.

Trapasso wrote in his supplemental draft grades that Alexander might benefit from a redshirt season. He had another productive year in 2016, recording 63 tackles and three interceptions. In all, Beal is one of the best supplemental draft prospects in the past few years.

Good question. It's kind of like the regular NFL draft (with some key differences), only it's for players who, for whatever reason, are not illegible to play college football any longer but had not entered the official draft.

At least two national experts don't expect the Lions to participate in the draft. Only one other pick was made Wednesday: The New York Giants added Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round. I think there will be multiple bids in the 3rd round for Beal, so a team like the Chiefs might lose out to a higher priority team like the Browns, Colts or Cardinals. With three defensive backs potentially getting selected in Wednesday's draft, teams will have the chance to add a legitimate Day 1 starter in the middle of July - something that nearly never happens. They emphasized acquiring picks for the NFL Draft, so it would be shocking to see them part with one of those picks to take a player in the supplemental draft.

Teams can submit bids for players in a sort of silent auction.

In an attempt to bolster their secondary, the Washington Redskins are taking a chance on a talented but flawed defensive back. Robinson never played in the NFL.

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Although no players have been selected in the supplemental draft since 2015, when the then-St. Sports reported that Bryant is expected to sign with the Jets. Wide receiver Josh Gordon was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012.

Beal is 6-foot-1, giving the Giants a tall rookie corner, although at 177 pounds he is not considered to be especially physical and needs to gain weight and strength. If a team doesn't want him at linebacker, they could try and move him to a special teams or box safety role. "He's long, he's very athletic for a corner, he has all the physical skills, he can carry the vertical, he has very good play speed, he shows instincts out there, he has ball awareness, he doesn't panic when the ball is thrown at his guy, and he is a very willing tackler".

Is it worth the risk to take such a player who has been more than troublesome for his college team?

We had pinpointed Alexander as a possible mid-round target for the Panthers but he wound up going to Washington in the sixth round, per Matt Miller at Bleacher Report. I don't think he gets out of Round 5.

I think the Cardinals could really use Bryant for safety depth, but they weren't at his workout, so I dropped them from the list. That turn of events angered several other teams and directly led to a change in the way the Supplemental Draft is conducted.

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