History Says Detroit Lions Unlikely to Make Pick in NFL Supplemental Draft

The NFL supplemental draft was delayed by the lockout, set for earlier this week, delayed again, then scheduled for Monday (August 22) with the announcement that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been ruled eligible.

Five other players are eligible for selection along with Pryor; they are:

Torez Jones, DB, Western Carolina
Caleb King, RB, Georgia
Keenan Mace, DE, Lindenwood
Mike McAdoo, DE, North Carolina
Tracy Wilson, DB, Northern Illinois

The Lions have only made one supplemental selection in their history. It came in 1982 when they offered up a ninth round pick for North Carolina A&T wide receiver Kevin Robinson. It is unlikely the Lions will be interested in giving up a pick in next year’s draft for a troubled player this late in camp but they have been linked to former Georgia running back Caleb King. Whether that is because of genuine interest or as a reaction to Mikel Leshoure’s season ending injury is not known. What do you think, should the Lions put in a late-round bid for King or sit this out completely?

Terrelle Pryor is the big name here, Detroit Jock City came after me for some thoughts on him. Read it here.

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  • dushea

    What do they give up if they take someone in the supplemental?

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      The supplemental draft works on a bid system based on the last draft order – i.e. the Panthers first round bid is higher than the Packers first round bid. Teams that are interested in a player submit a bid based on the round they are willing to “pay” and the best bid “wins”. Let’s say the Raiders end up with Pryor for a fifth rounder, that means the Raiders give up their fifth round pick in next year’s draft.