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Vikings don’t add any new players in 2019 National Football League supplemental draft

Packers showing heavy interest in supplemental draft S Jalen Thompson Packers showing heavy interest in supplemental draft S Jalen Thompson
Cary Erickson | 11 July, 2019, 00:41

While they may have benefitted from adding a guy like Thompson, it was sensible for them to avoid the risk and keep their 2020 assets in place, especially given that the team is now lacking a second-round pick in next year's draft.

The supplemental draft comes to an end for another year, and once again, the Packers weren't involved. What this means is in order to select one of the players, a team must forfeit a draft pick for the next upcoming draft.

Viewed as the best prospect in the supplemental draft, Thompson was widely expected to be taken in the later rounds after compiling 190 tackles, 11 sacks, six interceptions, 17 passes defended and two forced fumbles in three seasons at WSU.

The Dolphins may get a 2020 5th round draft pick in the form of a compensation pick for the loss of Cameron Wake but the National Football League will not give out supplemental picks until next off-season prior the draft. It remains to be seen if there's pro bowl level talent that will come out of this year's class, but it's always a possibility.

Will the Raiders Target WR Marcus Simms in the Supplemental Draft?

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Simms was the first prospect to announce he was entering the supplemental draft in June. He has been charged with two DUIs and brings other character concerns. Simms averaged 24.2 yards per kick return for West Virginia. The Raiders could be interested despite the red flags.

With training camp taking place later this month, the Houston Texans chose to send their brass to Washington to take in Jalen Thompson's workout prior to the NFL Supplemental Draft.

Scouting report: At 6-0 and around 195 pounds, Simms has decent size and a somewhat skinny but athletic build.

With the extra pick in hand, it made sense to target a defensive back that viably could have been selected higher in a year, even though Thompson was going to be unable to play his final season at Washington State, as he was ruled ineligible. Though, if they use a late round pick, Thompson could be a solid depth addition.