2018 NFL Supplemental Draft Sees Two Cornerbacks Selected | Def Pen
NFL Supplemental Draft
Former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal was one of two players taken during the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft. (Photo Credit: David Dermer/Associated Press)

Two NFC East teams – the Giants and Redskins – added a cornerback to each of their rosters in the NFL Supplemental Draft. The defensive backs were the only players taken during the event.

As usual, there wasn’t a whole lot of action during the supplemental draft. Mostly because of the ramifications that come with selecting a player. Which is: the round in which a team drafts a player has to forfeit that equivalent round’s pick in the next regular NFL Draft. Which means the New York Giants essentially used their 2019 third round pick on Western Michigan’s Sam Beal. Likewise, Washington will be without its sixth-rounder in 2019, which they opted to use to take Adonis Alexander out of Virginia Tech.

Three other players were eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft were: Mississippi St. safety Brandon Bryant, Oregon St. linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu, and Grand Valley St. running back Marty Carter. Those three are now free agents and are available for any team to sign outright, should a team choose to.

Over three seasons at Western Michigan, Beal registered 65 tackles with 27 assists, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. However, he spent much of his freshman year playing wide receiver. At his Pro Day, the six-foot, 178-pound corner ran a 4.47 40-yard dash and a 37-inch vertical.

Alexander, in 32 games over three years, put up 91 tackles with 34 assists, seven interceptions, one sack, and one forced fumble. He measured 6’2″ and 197 lbs. at his Pro Day. He also posted a 4.61 40 and a 35.5-inch vertical jump.


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