While no player has been taken in the Supplemental Draft since 2012, many reports believe Isaiah Battle of Clemson “has a very good chance of getting picked” and is likely the only player who could get drafted this week. Here is a run down of all the players that entered the Supplemental Draft.
Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle
The Clemson prospect may be one of the only players taken in the supplemental draft this year, and could cost an interested team a potential third or fourth-round pick in next year’s draft. The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Battle has recorded 32 knockdowns in 1,336 snaps over 27 games.
West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey
Stuckey (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) is a former all-state high school player from DeFuniak Springs, Fla. He committed to Florida State out of high school but had academic issues. After two seasons of junior-college football in Mississippi, Stuckey committed to Arizona State. But he didn’t qualify academically for enrollment and instead went to Division II West Georgia and played last season. Stuckey had 4.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles last fall.
West Georgia defensive end Darrius Caldwell
Caldwell (6’5, 300 lbs.), an Atlanta, Ga. native, originally signed with Illinois as a four star recruit. After redshirting in 2011, he played in all 12 games a year later, recording 17 tackles, including five for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also forced and recovered a fumble.
Houston defensive end Eric Eiland
Eiland is a former second round draft pick in baseball. He played four years in minor league baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Appeared in all 13 games in the 2014 season for the University of Houston, making 10 starts, all coming in the final 11 games of the year. He registered 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss of 16 yards and a half sack for a loss of seven yards.
Connecticut tight end Sean McQuillan
McQuillan was looking to transfer to another program for the 2015 season after his April arrest for an assault and disorderly conduct charge. He graduated from UConn, but decided he would rather just take his chances in the NFL. He was scheduled to be a team captain and started 19 games over the last two seasons. Started 11 games at tight end, finished the year with 16 receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Kansas defensive back Kevin Short
Kevin Short never suited up for Kansas. He never played a snap and never broke up a pass or made a tackle. Unless you are of a certain subset of Kansas football fans, you might have been unaware that Short even existed.Short, a standout from Fort Scott Community College, was a prized member of that class and arrived at KU last fall. A physically gifted cornerback, the 6-foot-2 Short was expected to compete for playing time right away, but ended up redshirting after being deemed academically ineligible by the NCAA.
North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder is mostly known for his return abilities and averaged more than 20 yards per kick return last season for the NCCU Eagles. Wilkins also added 50 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns as a wideout.
I am not sure any of the guys will be drafted, but Battle likely has the best chance to get selected. Red Flags are issues with Supplemental Draft picks, but NFL teams could consider one of these guys worth the risk.