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NFL Supplemental Draft 2013 Results: All Teams Pass on 6 Eligible Players

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: Dewayne Peace #9 of the Houston Cougars breaks the tackle of Rufus Porter #46 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Robertson Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defeated the Houston Cougars 56-49. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2013

The 2013 NFL supplemental draft is complete, and not a single roster was altered.

The NFL's director of NFC football communications, Randall Liu, reports no selections were made by any of the league's 32 teams.

Six players were eligible to be picked, and any team that selected a player would have been forced to forfeit a selection in the 2014 NFL draft, as reported by Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.   

Instead, teams decided to pass on Houston wide receiver Dewayne Peace, Purdue wide receiver O.J. Ross, UNLV defensive end James Boyd, UNLV defensive tackle Nate Holloway, Central Florida defensive end Toby Jackson and South Alabama defensive back Damond Smith.

That no player was selected doesn't come as a surprise. None of the eligible players were standouts at the collegiate level. Josh Gordon, who the Cleveland Browns took in the second round of last year's supplemental draft, had flashed upside during his time at Baylor, which was enough to convince Cleveland to take a chance on him.

From this year's group, the two wide receivers were the only ones who at least warranted discussion in front offices around the league. Ross made 56 catches for Purdue last season, while Peace had 54 with Houston.

Ultimately, teams decided it wasn't worth a pick in next year's entry draft to select them. Rosenthal reports that the entire draft passing without a single supplemental selection ends a four-year streak with at least one pick.

So, as expected, this year's supplemental draft comes and goes with a whimper. Without a prospect like Gordon to make things intriguing, there was very little hype surrounding one of the offseason's final stops.

Next stop: training camp.

 

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