What do you do once you know you have done all that you can in the college ranks as an athlete? Why, you try to play professionally, that’s what. You can declare for the Draft or you can hope some team will take a chance on you in free agency.
If you don’t initially enter the draft and then have a change in eligibilty before the start of the new season, there is the NFL Supplemental Draft that allows professional teams to give up a pick in the next year’s regular draft and take players that are a part of free agency or were not eligible for the regular draft.
According to NFL.com, West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey became the second Wolf and the third player overall to declare for the 2015 Supplemental Draft.
Stuckey joins teammate Darrius Caldwell and North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins as the only players to declare for the draft so far.
A small school scout for the NFLPA, Josh Buchanan, had this to say on Thursday and early Friday morning.
Dalvon Stuckey, like Darius Caldwell, projects to be a free agent in the Supplemental Draft. Both have good size and upside.
— Josh (@joshbdraft) June 4, 2015
West Georgia DT Dalvon Stuckey is the third small schooler known to have declared for the Supplemental Draft.
— Josh (@joshbdraft) June 5, 2015
Stuckey, who is a former four star junior college recruit that was sought after by Miami, Arizona State, and others, recorded 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2014 while helping lead his Wolves to the semifinals of the Division II football championship playoffs.
The Wolves knocked off Division II powerhouse Valdosta State before falling to eventual national champion Colorado State-Pueblo.