July 10, 2007 | WNST Interns

So the NFL Supplemental draft is this Thursday….here is how it works… 

The league uses a weighted three-step, semi-lottery system to determine the order of the supplemental draft as follows:

  • Teams with six wins or less participate in the first lottery for the top picks. The team that posted the worst record among that group is given a weighted advantage over the following team, with each team’s "weight" being decreased on down the line until reaching the team with the best record in the group.
  • The second group consists of non-playoff teams and follows the same weighted system.
  • The third group consists of last season’s 12 playoff teams and, again, follows the same lottery system. RAVENS FIT HERE…BTW

    After the order is determined, each team submits to the league the name of the player(s) they are interested in, as well as the round they would like to choose them in. The team that submits the highest bid is awarded rights to the player. If more than one team bids a pick from the same round, the team with the highest pick in the round wins out.

If a team uses a pick in the Supplemental Draft, they must forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the next years NFL Draft.

The Ravens are interested in Gaither the huge OT from Maryland…what round would you risk on him….

If he played this year out in College he would be a first rounder….is he worth the risk? I say he’s at worst a 2nd round pick….worth the chance?

With this possibly being the last year for OGDEN…is this a risk worth taking….it’s a tough call and one I am glad that Ozzie is making….

My opinion is the Ravens put in a 2nd round claim on him and see if that is good enough…

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