For the second straight year, there will not be a second-chance draft in the NFL.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported on Tuesday that the league will not hold a supplemental draft again. There wasn’t a supplemental draft in 2020, either.
The NFL won’t hold a supplemental draft in 2021, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 29, 2021
Under the CBA, it’s up to the league and for the second straight year it won’t have one.
Usually the supplemental draft is held in July, but under the league’s Collective Bargaining agreement, it is not required. So, the decision was made at the league level.
The purpose of the supplemental draft is to give players who had changes in their college eligibility chance for various reasons to enter the league without waiting another year for the draft.
The supplemental draft runs like a normal draft and if a player is taken, the drafting team loses its pick in that round in the next year’s regular draft.
The last time the Raiders chose a player in the supplemental draft was when they took Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round in 2011. Pryor ended up being the final player ever draft by Al Davis as the legendary owner died that October.
There have only been eight players taken in the supplemental draft since 2010.