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NFL Supplemental Draft 2016: Six players ruled eligibile


The 2016 NFL Supplemental Draft will be held July 14, with the league announcing six players have been ruled eligible for selection. Any team selecting a player in the supplemental draft will forfeit the equivalent pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

According to ESPN, the six players who were approved for the supplemental draft are defensive linemen Ra’Zahn Howard of Purdue; Cameron Walton of Concordia (Alabama); running back Jalen Overstreet of Sam Houston State; defensive back Tee Shepard of Ole Miss; wide receiver Rashaun Simonise of Calgary, Alberta (Canada); and long-snapper Eddie D’Antuono of Virginia Tech.

In the past five years, only two players have been selected in the supplemental draft.

The Cleveland Browns used a second-round pick on wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012, and the St. Louis Rams used a fifth-round selection on offensive lineman Isaiah Battle in last year’s draft.

This year certainly brings an interesting group of players — especially with Tee Shepard, Ra’Zahn Howard and former Longhorns running back Jalen Overstreet, so it will be interesting to see who, if anyone, has their name called.

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