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2012 NFL Supplemental Draft: Time, Schedule, Order And More

The 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft features one major target: Baylor Bears wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon was a teammate of first round picks Robert Griffin III and Kendall Wright, and may be tabbed with a mid-round pick in the supplemental draft. The Rams, who selected WR Brian Quick in the second round of the the 2012 (regular) Draft, are unlikely to blow a pick on Gordon, but there is a host of other players who may get selected in the later rounds.

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.

The groupings for this year's lottery, in increasing number of wins, are as follows:

Draft date: Thursday, January 11

Draft time: 12 p.m. CT

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit SB Nation St. Louis' NFL Draft StoryStream. For more in-depth coverage of the Rams' 2012 draft haul, head over to Turf Show Times. For league-wide coverage of the NFL Draft, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub and Mocking The Draft.

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