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2015 N F L Supplemental Draft Set For July 9


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The supplemental draft has been set for July 9, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports, and three of the four players who publicly have said they will be in the draft have set their pro days.


Rapoport says West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey and defensive end Darrius Caldwell will have their pro days Thursday on West Georgia's campus, in Carrollton. Meanwhile, North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins will hold his pro day July 8 on campus, in Durham.


There has been no word on a pro day for Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, who is the best prospect available in the supplemental draft. Battle is the only FBS prospect who has declared; North Carolina Central is a FCS school and West Georgia is a Division II program.


Stuckey was a touted recruit out of high school and in junior college, but he was overshadowed on West Georgia's defensive line last season by Caldwell as well as teammate Tory Slater, a senior who has signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.



http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000499395/article/rapoport-nfls-supplemental-draft-scheduled-for-july-9


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Not sure I want to spend one of next year's picks on him unless a 6th, 7th, or combination of the two.

Oh I agree. I just don't the see the "first round pick" love when I watch him on tape. He looks more like a second day pick to me. Then, you factor in off field concerns, and he'd probably be had on day 3, if the draft were held today.

I'll trust our FO to decide if they want him or not, but I'd probably be OK with a 5th, but since we don't have one, a 6th.

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Oh I agree. I just don't the see the "first round pick" love when I watch him on tape. He looks more like a second day pick to me. Then, you factor in off field concerns, and he'd probably be had on day 3, if the draft were held today.

I'll trust our FO to decide if they want him or not, but I'd probably be OK with a 5th, but since we don't have one, a 6th.

Exactly

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North Carolina Central wide receiver/kick returner Adrian Wilkins' Pro Day will be on on July 8th, according to Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.



The North Carolina Central prospect could make a difference on special teams at the next level, but it's not a guarantee that he'll get drafted during the supplemental draft. Most likely, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound Wilkins will have to make an impact on special teams in camp this summer, in order to make an NFL roster. In 2013, Wilkins returned two punt returns and three kickoffs for touchdowns. Wilkins averaged more than 20 yards per kick return, while posting 50 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns for the NCCU Eagles last season.





Jun 30 - 2:25 PM

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The NFL Supplemental Draft is scheduled for July 9.



This year's summer draft will be focused on one prospect: Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle. The Tiger started 11 of 12 games last season at left tackle and could be the first supplemental selection since 2012. Some have mentioned a third or fourth-round pick being used, but we don't see a player worthy of that draft capital and that team would then lose the same round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The "perception around the league" is the Falcons are interested in Clemson supplemental draft T Isaiah Battle, according to Giants' beat writer Jordan Raanan.



As Raanan put it, Atlanta is "hot on Isaiah Battle's trail." Josh Norris took an extended look at Battle's play and was not impressed, citing a lack of strength/anchor in pass protection along with balance and waist bending issues. Some have mentioned a third- or fourth-round selection, which seems a bit rich. We expect Battle to be selected, but the question is how early. Any team that uses a supplemental draft selection loses that same pick in the following draft.





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Scouting Report: Supplemental Draft Entrant Isaiah Battle Similar to Green
Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:33 PM CDT
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By Bryan Broaddus

Football Analyst/Scout

IRVING, Texas – Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle announced he’d be entering the NFL’s supplemental draft, generating interest around the league.

NFL teams can make supplemental draft selections by forfeiting a pick in the following year’s draft. For interest, if a team were to invest a fourth-round pick to secure Battle, it would lose its fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

For that reason, players often aren’t selected in the supplemental draft. Though with 16 career starts for Clemson, Battle seems like a likely candidate to earn a pick.

It seems unlikely the Cowboys would spend a pick on another tackle, but I wrote up a quick scouting report all the same.

Games Studied: Florida State, South Carolina, Oklahoma

Battle is listed at 6-7, 290. He has lined up at both tackle spots, but primarily played left side later in the season. He plays with surprising initial quickness despite his long, rangy build. Playing and foot speed are solid once he gets on the second level and out on the edge in space when blocking in the running game. Did not see him have to make any blocks where he pulled but was able to make the reach and cut off block staying on his feet.

He’s got good lateral range to get to the outside. Will need work on his playing strength. Lacks power in his upper and lower body. You see him get into his man, but you don’t see that snap to get leverage and get movement. Gets tied up along the line of scrimmage but gives effort to finish. Doesn’t hit and fall off. Didn’t see strength in his hands because the majority of the time he is more placement than punch. Doesn’t shock the defender. Was better with his contact balance as the season wore on – was reaching against Florida State. By the Oklahoma game, he was in a much better football position. Playing through his hips and knees. Poor body control and recovery early. Had trouble when rusher would spin on him but his technique improved.

He didn’t appear to have trouble with his assignments. No major busts or mistakes. Able to pass twist stunts and handle games. Angles for down blocks were good and worked hard to finish his blocks. Was consistent in way that he played snap-to-snap. No problems blocking on the move or in space. Able to see his man, adjust his path and become engaged. Pass sets were a little top heavy because he knew that he lacked strength. Had to get to rush before he could get to him. Did not see him get beat to the corner in games I studied.

I don’t know a great deal about his character while at Clemson, but there was a recent report where he was pulled over June 11th for traffic stop and the officer questioned him about a marijuana smell. Battle then handed over a black box containing three different clear bags which were believed to be the substance. If I could physically compare Battle to from this current draft in the way that he played it would have been Chaz Green out of Florida whom the Cowboys took in the third round. Very similar type of player.

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I have to question any of these "scouts" or "analysts" that are grading him as high as a 3rd, let alone higher, based on his tape. I'm like Norris. I just don't see how you could watch his tape and see that. He plays so inconsistent, that you can almost throw his good plays out as luck.

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I have to question any of these "scouts" or "analysts" that are grading him as high as a 3rd, let alone higher, based on his tape. I'm like Norris. I just don't see how you could watch his tape and see that. He plays so inconsistent, that you can almost throw his good plays out as luck.

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