According to reports I am receiving, the NFL should release the full list of names of players which will participate in the NFL’s Supplemental Draft. Those names could be announced early this coming week, but as of right now, only one name is known. TCU RB Ed Wesley. Wesley was scheduled to be the TCU starting tailback this season, but left school in May, citing family reasons according to his agent, Jordan Woy.
In his 36 game career with the Horned Frogs, Wesley has gained 2,442 yards on 387 carries and scored 21 touchdowns. His best career season came in 2010 when he rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns.
The Supplemental Draft is a vehicle for players whose circumstances have changed since they would have been able to declare for the regular NFL Draft which is held in April. Not many players are generally selected in the Supplemental format, most notable recently, the Oakland Raiders used a third-round selection on Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor last season.
Players which are not selected in the Supplemental Draft are allowed to become undrafted free agents and are then free to sign with any team.
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