NFL Supplemental Draft 2012: Quality Prospects Available, but Don't Expect the Steelers to Make a Pick
by seton hall and steelers on Jul 5, 2012 10:00 AM EDT in NFL News
The NFL Supplemental Draft will take place at 1 p.m. July 12, and this year there are six prospects eligible for the draft. Unlike last year, when there was just one marquee prospect and nothing else, this years class of Supplemental Draft prospects has two guys who could be late round draft picks.
Josh Gordon, a former Baylor WR, has great size and speed and is a decent project prospect. At 6'4" and 220 pounds, he could become a great deep threat in the NFL. He needs to improve his route running to become a good WR in the NFL. The other good prospect in this draft is Ed Wesley from TCU. The former Horned Frogs running back is only 5'9" but he is very shifty and has good moves. He could become a decent third down back in the NFL if he keeps his head on straight.
Despite these two prospects that headline this Supplemental Draft, don't expect any of the prospects to garner more then a fifth round pick at best. The other four prospects are Quaylon Ewing, Adam Harris, Adrian Haughton, Larry Lumpkin, Montez Robinson, and Houston Tuminello. None of these guys are likely to be drafted although Ewing, a 6'2" cornerback from Boise State could be a nice project for someone to pick up.
I have heard that some people believe that the Steelers could be a suiter for Josh Gordon because of Mike Wallace's holdout but don't expect the Steelers to end their streak of not selecting players in the Supplemental Draft. However, as we all know, the Steelers do not draft players out of the Supplemental Draft. Since I was born in 1993, it has happened exactly zero times. So, why would the Steelers spend a selection on a guy who was kicked off Baylor's football team for multiple drug problems? I just don't think it will happen.
Somebody that is very intriguing if he goes undrafted is Ed Wesley. Wesley had a couple good years at TCU before leaving the team for family reasons. He was expected to be the lead back for TCU next year. If he goes undrafted, the Steelers might give him a look. He is versatile and would give more competition in the backfield as the Steelers go through training camp and pre-season.