NFL Supplemental Draft Has New Name: Georgia RB Caleb King

Georgia RB Caleb King will join Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor in the NFL's supplemental draft sometime this summer.

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NFL Supplemental Draft 2011: Caleb King Confirms He's Turning Pro

Former Georgia running back Caleb King confirmed Monday's reports that he would enter into the NFL Supplemental Draft, ending speculation on the future of his college football career. The would-be senior joins disgraced Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Prior as the second entrant into the as-of-yet unscheduled event.

King released this statement upon his official announcement to leave the university:

My years at the University of Georgia have afforded me a tremendous opportunity to develop my skills on the field. Coach Mark Richt and the entire UGA football team and staff have been instrumental in my growth and development both on and off the gridiron. I have learned countless lessons that continue to mold me into a better individual and player. While I will miss my Bulldog family, I will continue to put my situation and future career in God's hands. I look forward to pursuing an opportunity at the next level through the NFL's supplemental draft and playing the game that I have loved since I was a young boy.   

King broke out during his sophomore year at Georgia, compiling seven touchdowns and 594 yards on 114 attempts, including a magnificent 166 yard, two touchdown performance against in-state rival Georgia Tech. However, in a tenuous junior year mired with eligibility problems, King's rushing numbers significantly dropped to just 430 yards and a paltry two touchdowns. Nonetheless, SB Nation's Mocking the Draft projects the 23-year old to be worth a seventh round supplemental pick. 

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NFL Supplemental Draft Has New Name: Georgia RB Caleb King

The 2011 NFL supplemental draft is expected to happen at some point -- no date has been set -- and when it does it appears there will be two names involved. We already knew Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor has entered his name but now a report comes that Georgia RB Caleb King will also be entering.

In a statement last week, Georgia football head coach Mark Richt confirmed King would be academically ineligible for the 2011 season. So his options were to transfer to a FCS school to continue playing or apply for the NFL's supplemental draft -- he chose the latter.

What are King's NFL prospects like?

Not great, according to SB Nation's Mocking The Draft, who projects him as a seventh round pick.

Solely as a supplemental draft prospect, King probably carries a seventh-round grade due to his size and potential. At 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds, King has the size of an NFL back and runs with good pad level. He's a good zone scheme option because of his quickness.

The NFL supplemental draft is a little different than the regular draft in that a team will submit a bid (like a silent auction) and whoever has the lowest bid will win the rights to the player and forfeit that draft spot in the 2012 draft.

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