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No Picks for the Pack in Supplemental draft

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Just as well, they both went a little higher than expected.

    http://www.packersnews.com/includes/newspaper/blogs/insider/index.shtml

    Supplement this
    Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver and Maryland tackle Jared Gaither were the only players selected in today's NFL supplemental draft.

    Oliver went to the San Diego Chargers in Round 4, while Gaither went to the Baltimore Ravens in Round 5.

    Before you start griping about Packers General Manager Ted Thompson's unwillingness to get in the bidding, remember this: the rookie salary pool doesn't change if a team adds a player in the supplemental draft. (Tip of the cap to the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss for that reminder.)

    That means the Packers, already somewhat strapped by trying to match a $4.907 million cap to an 11-man draft class and a crop of undrafted free agents, would have to try to cram another player under there. Since their top three picks are unsigned, using even a mid-round selection could complicate matters.

    Signing one of the players who declared and weren't taken would be less of a burden, since the team could swap him in for another camp body.
     
  2. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    I thought Oliver was a possibility, but with us signing Walker I didn't really expect Ted to seriously pursue him.

    I'm just getting a bit impatient with the draft pick signings.... COME ON!
     
  3. CaliforniaCheez

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    Why waste a 7th round pick on guys who cannot follow the rules??
    Especially when the Packers have no need at those areas for a rookie.
     
  4. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    The rookie pool does get adjusted.
     
  5. Mortfini

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    could som1 explain the supplemental draft to me?
     
  6. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    No Problem, the supplemental draft is held for college kids that didn't qualify for the normal draft in April mostly because they didn't declare in time for the annual draft. All the same rules apply as the normal draft as far as NFL eligiblity. If the player isn't selected by any team then that said player is available as a undrafted free agent.

    Most of the time the kids are ineligible for classes at the U they are attending and in the final year of college eligiblity. Thus they would have to sit out a full year before the next draft, So the NFL allows each team the right to select the kids just like in the normal draft.

    Mike Wahle was a draft pick many years ago for the Packers.
     
  7. Lare

    Lare Cheesehead

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    Not that I ever expected in a million years that TT would use up any of next year's draft picks by taking supplemental players, I still would have liked to see him draft a few more guys this year. I mean, there has to be a record somewhere for most players drafted in a given year, I think we should go for it! :thumbsup:
     
  8. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    Pack93z is giving the official polite version.

    Almost all who declare for supplemental draft have screwed up in some way. They get kicked off teams for drugs or criminal activity or they screw up declaring for the draft due incompetent agent or no agent.

    Virtually none become successes in the NFL. Mike Wahle is the exception.
    He was kicked out of the Naval Academy for using steroids. Wahle had to show considerable character to become a Midshipman. Wolf saw something in him that Packer fans did not.

    By having a supplement after the regular draft the picks used are next years draft picks. However, they are done by secret bid and the highest draft pick spent gets the player. Highest by round and the 2007 draft order.

    Really it is not important unless the scouting staff has a belief in a guy.
    Few of them are worthy of being chosen.
     
  9. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    The Packers tied for 2nd most draftees in 2005 and had the most in 2006 and 2007. In the last 3 drafts there has been the highest quantity of draft picks in the league by a wide margin.

    The supplement just does not have the quality that the 2008 draft will have and with a secret bid you can easily overate players as those who took supplemental players did.
     
  10. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Using that link, he updated it with correct information about the Salary Pool being adjusted.


     

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