Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE
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The 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft is in the books, and as expected just one player was chosen: Big, athletic wide receiver Josh Gordon. The one-time Baylor receiver is now a member of the Cleveland Browns, who bid next year's second-round pick on his rights. Gordon's drug-related suspension kept him off the football field and draft boards for a while, but Pat Shurmur and the Browns apparently liked what little they were able to see of Gordon, who caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns back in the 2010 season.
I don't know about the rest of you, but as a St. Louis Rams fan I feel a little jilted now that Shurmur and company made the pick; with the Rams' offense supposedly so similar to the one they ran in 2010, with Shurmur making the (incredibly risk-averse) decisions, I'm beginning to wonder why the Rams didn't make a bid themselves. This is some kind of odd pseudo-Stockholm syndrome, I think.
So: With their second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select... Josh Gordon. Right now.
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The 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft features Josh Gordon, and that's about it.
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The supplemental draft doesn't work like the NFL's regular draft, though. Instead, it's a lottery of sorts. Every team in the NFL is grouped into one of three tiers: teams that won six or fewer games, teams that won more than six games but missed the playoffs and teams that made the playoffs. From there, the teams are ordered within each tier via a lottery system, with teams with worse records having a greater chance of getting a higher pick.
Teams then may enter electronic bids for players, and a team that submits the highest bid for a player is awarded that player. Ties are broken first via the tier system, and then by the order determined via lottery if two teams in the same tier enter an identical bid for a player. If a team is awarded a player, they lose that corresponding pick in the 2013 draft.