Not so fast: Chiefs might not be finished drafting players for 2018

Not so fast: Chiefs might not be finished drafting players for 2018

No player has been selected by any team since 2015, when the Rams took Clemson offensive lineman Isaiah Battle. In 2003, they selected RB Tony Hollings out of Georgia Tech in the 2nd round.

What is the NFL Supplemental Draft?

It's very likely we will see three defensive backs from this class selected.

Typically, the NFL's Supplemental Draft is an afterthought for most teams. I always thought he was one of the more fluid athletes in the Tech secondary each time I watched him.

- What really matters: Beal was forced to leave Western Michigan due to academic ineligibility. Since then, he has received multiple suspensions for marijuana use in the NFL.

The Bucs' Supplemental Draft drought is not particularly unusual; the teams in their own division have been just as quiet, for instance. At his Pro Day, he recorded a 4.47 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical and a 10'6 broad jump, all of which would have put him in the upper echelon of cornerbacks at the 2018 NFL Combine. He quickly developed and turned into a standout player for the Broncos. Donte Deayon, a slot corner who appeared in four games in 2018, also returns.

"Beal has great size, standing at 6'1" and weighing 185 lbs. During his three-year college career, Alexander tallied seven interceptions and 17 passes defended, 91 solo tackles, and one sack. When he's got his eyes on the football, he can go up and make a play on it in the air.

This year's draft will begin at 1 p.m. ET. But, he opted to stay in school so he could graduate. He has starts at both left and right cornerback. The Carolina Panthers haven't been around as long, joining the league in 1995, but they have never made a Supplemental Draft pick.

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Why should the Houston Texans target him?

That's not an ideal situation for a team with three of its five starting offensive linemen hitting free agency next year. His hips are pretty good and he's able to make turns and run with opponents.

Teams are separated into tiers based on last season, and each round is a lottery of sorts. So, they have a good shot at landing a potential impact player if they want one. Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant has speed and leaping ability and could easily make an early impact on special teams. Remember, the Colts have an extra second-round selection from the trade with the Jets.

It's not necessarily a bad thing that the Chiefs didn't reach for Beal with a second-round draft pick. If Beal embraces more contact and finds a consistent approach to man coverage, the sky is truly the limit for this supplemental prospect.

In a year or two, perhaps the Giants will look back on the gamble they took Wednesday and nod in approval. However, Beal is considered a true developmental player who would not be expected to play this year.

Unlike the Giants, pass defense was a strength for Washington in 2017.

The highest-profile supplemental pick of recent vintage would be Josh Gordon, the Baylor receiver taken by Cleveland with a second-round pick in 2012. For Washington, which had depth concerns outside, the risk in forfeiting next year's sixth-rounder was worth it in their minds.

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