Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

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Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by MarkNelson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:04 pm

Who has a good estimate how may roster spots need to be filled in the supplemental draft?

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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by MikeMitchell » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:38 pm

MarkNelson wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Who has a good estimate how may roster spots need to be filled in the supplemental draft?
That’s a good question. Some teams have lost more drafted players than others. There are also teams that still need to address special teams positions before camp starts in early December.

Just guessing here but the supplemental draft may be an open draft. Probably 10 rounds at the minimum. It could be more.

Oliver Luck mentioned this. There’s a chance that some guys who got drafted in October don’t make it to minicamp. Not just the players that have signed on with NFL teams or that have decided to end their pro playing careers.

For example. Let’s say that the BattleHawks are at 65 players before the draft. They might draft 10 new players. That would bring their roster total to 75. 4 players may be cut to make room for the new players drafted.

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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by GregParks » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 pm

Yeah I'm interested in how this is going to work. Obviously you could just do the deal where you have teams completely fill out whatever spaces they have on their roster - if a team has two players currently in the NFL, then they'd get two picks, and so on. But then you have the teams who didn't draft any specialists. If their roster is full and they haven't lost players to the NFL, do they get picks anyway? What about players who have said they're not playing in the league? Does that get taken into account when determining number of picks teams get, or will that be for another Dec/Jan supplemental draft? The simplest may be to just have each team make X number of picks but then in theory you'll be over the camp roster limit (unless we're working under the assumption that not EVERY player on a team will report).
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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by MikeMitchell » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:54 pm

GregParks wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Yeah I'm interested in how this is going to work. Obviously you could just do the deal where you have teams completely fill out whatever spaces they have on their roster - if a team has two players currently in the NFL, then they'd get two picks, and so on. But then you have the teams who didn't draft any specialists. If their roster is full and they haven't lost players to the NFL, do they get picks anyway? What about players who have said they're not playing in the league? Does that get taken into account when determining number of picks teams get, or will that be for another Dec/Jan supplemental draft? The simplest may be to just have each team make X number of picks but then in theory you'll be over the camp roster limit (unless we're working under the assumption that not EVERY player on a team will report).
All good points.

In a strange way. Having players like St. Louis does on NFL rosters plays to their benefit because they retain the rights to those players if they become free again. So St. Louis could have a 71 player roster going into camp and have 7 players on their exempt list. It’s a way of having a reserve list in case of injuries or as a way of potentially upgrading your roster if a few of those players return. So even though you are technically at 71. Your team has rights to nearly 80 players.

What happened in the XFL Draft in October is that the league’s football operations department added 295 players to their pool just days before the draft happened. This is something that Trip MacCracken and Kevin Gilbride revealed in interviews after the draft. So even though we have seen some supplemental draft invites that have been made public, and are making assumptions on the players who weren’t drafted in the initial pool. There may be some new names that teams covet that are added to the pool. Players that were desired for the initial draft but were not apart of it.

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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by LeoNY » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:05 pm

I think that the draft on 11/22 is going to be understated. Probably no phases and more of a closed door thing. Kind of like the open draft was. Since camp starts first week of December. When XFL contracts will have to be signed by players. Not a bad idea to have 80 plus players on the roster prior to camp. Just in case players sign with NFL teams or don’t show up.

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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by GregParks » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:15 pm

LeoNY wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:05 pm
I think that the draft on 11/22 is going to be understated. Probably no phases and more of a closed door thing. Kind of like the open draft was.
I agree on that. I hope people don't get their hopes up that this will be aired conference all style as the first few days of the October draft were. If they do, it'll be a pleasant surprise, but I wouldn't expect it.
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Re: Supplemental Draft - How many spots need to be filled

Post by LeoNY » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:46 am

GregParks wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:15 pm
LeoNY wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:05 pm
I think that the draft on 11/22 is going to be understated. Probably no phases and more of a closed door thing. Kind of like the open draft was.
I agree on that. I hope people don't get their hopes up that this will be aired conference all style as the first few days of the October draft were. If they do, it'll be a pleasant surprise, but I wouldn't expect it.
It would be cool if some names we don’t expect are drafted.

I think the league almost has to have another supplemental draft after the NFL season ends and before the large XFL training camp begins January in Houston. Keep the talent flow going.

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