The 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft is now over (before you may have even realized it begun) and, for the first time since 2015, some teams actually made selections this year!
The Philadelphia Eagles were not among those teams, however. They opted not to use one of the 11 picks they’re projected to own in the 2019 NFL Draft. No surprise here since the Eagles haven’t made a pick in the NFL Supplemental Draft since they selected a player by the name of Cris Carter in 1987.
Funny enough, the two teams that DID get in on the action reside in the NFC East. The New York Giants used a third-round pick on Western Michigan defensive back Sam Beal while Washington used a sixth-round pick on Adonis Alexander. Gotta load up to try to stop the Eagles’ wide receivers, I guess.
The players who didn’t get drafted include: Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant, Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter, and Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu.
These players are now free to sign with any NFL team, including the Eagles. Of those three, Bryant might be of some interest to the Birds. Philadelphia could use some more safety depth. You can read more about Bryant by clicking here. [UPDATE: Looks like Bryant is headed to the New York Jets.]
Now that the NFL Supplemental Draft is over, there’s really nothing else scheduled to take place on the NFL calendar until Eagles training camp starts in two weeks on July 25. Then we’ll have some real news to talk about!