Will NFL Supplemental Draft Take Place In 2011?

The NFL supplemental draft is the less popular draft that takes places each summer prior to the upcoming NFL season. The regular draft is in April but the supplemental draft is designed for players who leave school after the deadline to apply for April's draft.

With the recent news from Ohio State and Jim Tressel's resignation, some are wondering if a player, like QB Terrelle Pryor, could head to the supplemental draft.

The first question is: will there even be a supplemental draft? The NFL and NFLPA currently don't have a labor agreement so it's unclear if the NFL would go ahead with the supplemental draft anyway. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that there "could" be a supplemental draft. 

The second question is: who will apply to enter? At this point, the NFL says they've received no applications. Aiello notes that the supplemental draft isn't a mechanism to bypass April's draft so any applicants will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

So what we know right now that is that, yes, in theory there could be a supplemental draft and the NFL will determine that if they get any applicants, which they have not to this point.

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