Daily Archives: July 10th, 2013

2013 NFL SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT: Six players declared eligible this season

WR DeWayne Peace, Houston - 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft - The Boys Are Back blog

NFL teams were alerted over the holiday weekend of the six players eligible for Thursday’s supplemental draft.

Alphabetically, they are:

DE James Boyd, UNLV
DT Nate Holloway, UNLV
DE Toby Jackson, Central Florida
WR DeWayne Peace, Houston
WR O.J. Ross, Purdue
DB Damond Smith, South Alabama

The two most prominent players are the receivers Peace and Ross (pictured above), who combined for 110 passes for 1,057 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 and were being counted on by their collegiate teams to produce even more as seniors.

Like most supplemental draft prospects — including several others from this year’s class — Peace and Ross requested special eligibility for inclusion into the NFL’s annual July draft because each ran into trouble at school.

Peace caught 54 passes for 603 yards and two scores in 2012 for the Cougars. Ross caught 56 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 for the Boilermakers.

Ross is the more dynamic athlete of the two.

WR O.J. Ross, Purdue - 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft - The Boys Are Back blog

The 5-11, 186-pounder possesses good quickness to make defenders miss and above average hands.He is more quick than fast, however, and may not possess the top-end speed teams are looking for in a mid-sized wideout. Ross was productive over his three seasons at Purdue after signing as a highly regarded prep out of Ormond Beach, Florida and leaves the school with 100 receptions for 959 yards and six scores. He saw time as a kick returner as a freshman, averaging 23.1 yards in 12 opportunities.

He was placed on indefinite suspension from the team in February for a violation of team rules. He previously missed the 2011 Little Caesars Bowl due to academics.

Peace was deemed academically ineligible and kicked off the team just last month. Like Ross, the 5-11, 190-pound Peace offers good lateral quickness but he does not possess the speed to run away from defenders.

While the receivers are the most productive players in the 2013 supplemental class, scouts could be just as intrigued by the defenders eligible this summer, including a quick-footed cornerback who reportedly already caught the eye of one NFL team.

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THE DOTTED LINE: Signing status of the 2013 NFL Draft first-round picks

Kenny Vaccaro of the New Orleans Saints was the first 2013 NFL Draft first-round selection to sign a contract. Less than 24 hours later, the Detroit Lions also signed their first-round pick, Ziggy Ansah, to a contract. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, all NFL first-round draft picks can have four-year contracts with a non-negotiable fifth-year option, although not all will receive it.

Pk

Player

Pos.

Team

Status

Contract

1

Eric Fisher

OT

Kansas City Chiefs

Unsigned

 

2

Luke Joeckel

OT

Jacksonville Jaguars

Signed

Four years, $21.2 million

3

Dion Jordan

DE

Miami Dolphins

Unsigned

 

4

Lane Johnson

OT

Philadelphia Eagles

Unsigned

 

5

Ziggy Ansah

DE

Detroit Lions

Signed

Five years, terms undisclosed

6

Barkevious Mingo

DE

Cleveland Browns

Unsigned

 

7

Jonathan Cooper

G

Arizona Cardinals

Unsigned

 

8

Tavon Austin

WR

St. Louis Rams

Signed

Terms undisclosed

9

Dee Milliner

CB

New York Jets

Unsigned

 

10

Chance Warmack

G

Tennessee Titans

Unsigned

 

11

D.J. Fluker

OT

San Diego Chargers

Signed

Four years, $11.4 million

12

D.J. Hayden

CB

Oakland Raiders

Unsigned

 

13

Sheldon Richardson

DT

New York Jets

Unsigned

 

14

Star Lotulelei

DT

Carolina Panthers

Signed

Terms undisclosed

15

Kenny Vaccaro

SS

New Orleans Saints

Signed

Four years, terms undisclosed

16

EJ Manuel

QB

Buffalo Bills

Signed

Terms undisclosed

17

Jarvis Jones

OLB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Signed

Four years, $8.705 million

18

Eric Reid

FS

San Francisco 49ers

Signed

Four years, terms undisclosed

19

Justin Pugh

OT

New York Giants

Unsigned

 

20

Kyle Long

G

Chicago Bears

Signed

Four years, terms undisclosed

21

Tyler Eifert

TE

Cincinnati Bengals

Unsigned

 

22

Desmond Trufant

CB

Atlanta Falcons

Unsigned

 

23

Sharrif Floyd

DT

Minnesota Vikings

Unsigned

 

24

Bjoern Werner

DE

Indianapolis Colts

Unsigned

 

25

Xavier Rhodes

CB

Minnesota Vikings

Unsigned

 

26

Datone Jones

DE

Green Bay Packers

Unsigned

 

27

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

Houston Texans

Unsigned

 

28

Sylvester Williams

DT

Denver Broncos

Unsigned

 

29

Cordarrelle Patterson

WR

Minnesota Vikings

Unsigned

 

30

Alec Ogletree

ILB

St. Louis Rams

Signed

Terms undisclosed

31

Travis Frederick

C

Dallas Cowboys

Signed

Four years, terms undisclosed

32

Matt Elam

FS

Baltimore Ravens

Unsigned

 
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