The NFL has announced Monday that it will be holding its annual Supplemental Draft on July 12. This year there will be eight players eligible. There are typically only a few who declare for the Supplemental draft so this is pretty typical. This draft is designed for those eligible players who did not declare for the initial NFL draft.
The Raiders were the lone NFL team to draft a player in last year's Supplemental draft when they chose Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round. Pryor had not declared for the 2011 NFL draft because he was set to return to the Buckeyes for his senior season. But then his coach, Jim Tressel, was fired and rather than serve his scheduled NCAA suspension, he jumped to the NFL.
Due to the lockout last year, the Supplemental draft didn't occur until the midway through August and Pryor didn't arrive training camp until the very last day. He would also serve a five game suspension handed down by the NFL to force him to honor the suspension he was to serve had to returned for his senior season.
Here are players currently eligible for the July 12 draft:
Boise State DB Quaylon Ewing
Baylor WR Josh Gordon
Syracuse RB Adam Harris
Iowa State T Adrian Haughton
Carson-Newman LB Larry Lumpkin
Georgia DE Montez Robinson
McMurray WR Houston Tuminello
TCU RB Ed Wesley
Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon and TCU running back Ed Wesley are the most likely to be taken at some point in the draft. But the Raiders are stacked at receiver and Wesley would not offer anything at Running back the Raiders don't already have in Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones.
However, that doesn't mean the Raiders won't look at signing any of them if/when they go undrafted.