Adding CB Adonis Alexander in supplemental draft a possibility for Cardinals

Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal could be a player selected in the 2018 Supplemental Draft

Adding CB Adonis Alexander in supplemental draft a possibility for Cardinals

There have been eight players who entered the league as first-round picks in the Supplemental Draft, majority quarterbacks and most during the 1980s. He measures over 6-0 and showcases an ability to play in man, press and multiple zone coverages.

A pair of cornerbacks - Western Michigan's Sam Beal and Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander - top the list and are likely to be selected.

For draft order, teams are divided into three groups: all teams with six or fewer victories in 2018, non-playoff teams with at least seven victories, and all 12 playoff teams.

Beal is the highest player selected in the NFL's supplemental draft since the Browns used a second-round pick on Josh Gordon in 2012. That means both teams forfeited their picks in those rounds in the draft next spring. They still have all their other remaining picks in next year's draft, except for in Round 7, trading their own original pick and acquiring the Rams' choice.

The draft itself will start at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday and won't last very long. If the Bucs are interested, offering up a late-round pick might be the move for a team that needs corner help immediately.

Teams were invited to submit draft-round bids during Wednesday's supplemental draft.

Every so often, though, a player warrants extra attention.

And while the Colts have never claimed a player in the supplemental draft, this year's group could be quite enticing to general manager Chris Ballard and his staff.

Farrell's take: Despite just two in-state offers, we liked Bryant a lot and made him a high three-star because he had size, was filled out and liked to hit.

The supplemental draft is basically a blind auction staged within pods of teams grouped by records.

Pelissero tweets that Bryant could make an immediate impact on special teams.

Others in the supplemental draft are Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant, Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu and Grand Valley State running back Marty Carter.

The Washington Redskins selected Alexander with pick No. 20 in the sixth round of the National Football League supplemental draft. Here's a look at the five players - in alphabetical order - and what they could bring to their future pro teams. Although he has average speed, he is very aggressive and can take receivers out of the play if he gets the upper hand early. Alexander gets a round 3/4 grade from me because of his upside, but a 40-yard dash near the 4.60 range hurts. Add in the fact the coaching staff is anything but certain beyond 2018 and using a 2019 draft asset on a player for 2018, which may then not fit a new coaching staff doesn't seem prudent.

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