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Supplemental drafts yield mixed results

Teams considering Pryor must weigh checkered history of similar picks

Originally Published: June 20, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Supplemental drafts are crapshoots.

On paper, the concept is intriguing. A college athlete loses his eligibility in the spring, applies to the supplemental draft in the summer and is available for a team to play in the fall. For the cost of a draft choice next season, a team gets a 16-game trial run before the team would have used that draft choice. Sometimes, that player is drafted in a lower round than what teams might have as his draft grade.

What a bargain, right?

As former ...

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