- Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.
The NFL will hold this year's supplemental draft on July 13. All 32 teams will be involved in the three-step, weighted process. Teams with six wins or less in 2005 participate in the first lottery for the top six picks, followed by a second group of non-playoff teams and a third group of the 12 playoff teams from last season. The draft used to be conducted on a conference call but now is performed via e-mail.
If a team elects to use a supplemental draft pick on one of the eligible prospects, that team will give up its pick in the same round in next April's draft (2007).
Most years, the supplemental draft is no big deal. However, Virginia linebacker Ahmad Brooks is arguably the most sought after prospect to take the supplemental draft route since Brian Bosworth (Seahawks, 1987).
Former Virginia LB Ahmad Brooks had a solid workout and is the top prospect in the supplemental draft.