Only once in the history of the NFL’s Supplemental Draft have the Minnesota Vikings sacrificed a pick in the following year’s selection process to add to their roster just before the start of camp. 2018 was not the second time, as the Supplemental Draft has come and gone without the Vikings using a pick.
As expected, two cornerbacks were selected this year. The first player off the board was Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, who was nabbed by the New York Giants in Round 3. After that, another NFC East team got into the act, as the Washington Redskins were awarded Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the sixth round.
The other three players that were eligible for the Supplemental Draft are now free agents and can be signed by any NFL team. They are Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant (who some thought had a chance to be selected), Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu, and Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter.
By selecting the players that they did, the Giants will forfeit their third-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, and the Redskins will give up their sixth-round pick.
There hasn’t been any word yet as to whether or not the Vikings might be interested in any of the three players that went unclaimed today, but if anything should develop we’ll have it here for you as soon as we can.