Does anyone know if there is a set date for when everybody who is going to enter the supplemental draft, has to to enter it by? If so, what date will we know everyone who is going to enter it? Appreciate it, thanks.
Players that were either ineligable for the April draft, or did not declare for the April draft may declare for the supplemental draft held in July. If a team is interested in a player in the supplemental draft, they send the NFL an email stating what round they would like to use to select that player. The team that offers the highest round pick gets the player. If multiple teams select a player in the same round, the team with the highest draft order is awarded the player. Draft order for the supplemental draft is the same as it was in the April draft. When a team selects and is awarded a player, that team loses the draft pick used to select that player in the following year's April draft.
in brief - all teams with six wins or less are put in group one and then drawn randomly to get the draft order. second group is the remaining non-playoff teams, again drawn randomly, then third the playoff teams.
each team puts in blind bids for the players who have declared for the supplemental draft and players are then awarded to the best combination of round bid and draft order.
(not quite sure whether teams are able to put in say 3 third round bids for different layers but specify an order of preference).