Happy addition day!
NFL held its annual mid-summer supplementary draft Wednesday with two players selected, most since 2010.
New York Giants: Sam Beal, CB, Western Michigan, third-round.
Washington Redskins: Adonis Alexander, CB, Virginia Tech, Sixth Round.
Three players entitled to the unsupported draft draft – Brandon Bryant, SS, Mississippi State; Bright Ugwoegbu, LB, Oregon State; Martayveus Carter, RB, Grand Valley State ̵
According to the collective agreement, a player may apply for access to the proposed amendment if he becomes eligible after the day of the NFL draft in the spring. The law that chooses Beal and Alexander in the proposed amendment loses its corresponding selection in the 2019 NFL draft.
A piece of additional draft history before we enter the players and suits their new clubs:
There have been 21 players to make a Pro Bowl after being selected in NFL's supplementary draft, per NFL Research. Four players selected in the supplementary draft continued to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
WR Cris Carter: Fourth Round Picking 1987
DE Reggie White: First Round Elected 1984 Supplementary Draft USFL and CFL Player
QB Steve Young: first round selected 1984 supplementary draft USFL and CFL players
T Gary Zimmerman: first-round selected 1984 supplementary draft USFL and CFL players
Last time, several players were selected in the supplementary draft came 2010, when Harvey Young (Bears) and Josh Brent (Cowboys) both went in the seventh round. The last time three or more players were selected was 1989 (five players).
The latest player selected in the draft was offensive to Isaiah Battle (fifth round Rams) currently with Seattle Seahawks. Terrelle Pryor 2011 (Third, Raiders) and Josh Gordon 2012 (Second Round, Browns) are the most notable recent selections.
Let's dig in how Beal and Alexander fit in with their new NFC East team.
Sam Beal, CB, Giants : The WMU product owns at 6 foot-1, 187 pound height NFL scouts looking for today's corner. Beal broke up a team high 10 passing last year and made two interceptions. Beal was considered a close-lock chosen today to be a top 5 player at his position next year. NFL Network Analyst Bucky Brooks noted that Beal owns footwork and body inspection to possibly become a natural protection corner on an island, but needs to work on his defense. Beal joins a big-blue D who has undergone a review under the new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. The giants need deep on the outside corner behind current entrees Janoris Jenkins and irregular Eli Apple. The Bettcher system requires that his corner plays a lot of rug on the outside. It's a role Beal is suitable to grow into, even if it's not year 1.
Beal is the third player the giants have ever taken in the supplement and joined QB Dave Brown (first round, "92 ) and CB Tito Wooten (fourth round, "94").
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)
July 11, 2018
Adonis Alexander, CB, Redskins : The former Virginia Tech Corner owns massive size of 6-foot-3, 207 pounds to go with raw talents. His off-field issues (academic incompatibility and a marijuana arrest) along with some on-field matches are likely to push his stock lower. However, some NFL detectives love the length and press men's potential as their size leads to the table. Alexander lands with his freshman DB coach Torrian Gray in Washington. The size of Alexander possesses the profile of what the redskins like in their corners. With the trade of Kendall Fuller this offseason, Alexander can help fill the depths of beginners Josh Norman and Orlando Scandrick. A round-six flyer on a player with Alexander's potential seems right.