NFL Supplemental Draft Scheduled for Thursday

The NFL is holding their Supplemental Draft on Thursday and there are a few players of interest that could be drafted.

Texas Tech defensive end McKinner Dixon, wide receiver Deon Murphy of Kansas State and Kentucky’s Jeremy Jarmon are players who could find a home.  Jarmon is getting the most attention from scouts as on his pro-day workout he had scouts from almost every NFL team in attendance. Football betting information tells us that his workout was a good one as he ran the 40 in the 4.75 to 4.8 range.

Dixon would have probably been the best returning defensive player for Texas Tech this season.  He was suspended by Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach during spring practice because of academics and a no car insurance arrest. Football betting information shows that Dixon is 6-3, 250 pounds and is considered a strong pass rusher.

Murphy is another player that could be selected.  He was Kansas State’s second best receiver last year with 37 catches for 555 yards as football odds stats indicated. In 2007, he had 57 catches for 650 yards as sports betting information shows. Murphy could also be used to return punts and kicks in the NFL.

The NFL Supplemental Draft has three groups as football betting information tells us. The first group is teams with six wins or less who get the first picks. Online sports betting information shows that the second group is non-playoff teams while the group is the 12 playoff teams.  The teams tell the league which players they want and which round they are willing to use a pick.  What makes the NFL Supplemental Draft a bit dicey for the teams is that if they get a player in the round they wanted they lose that pick in next year’s regular NFL Draft.

There are only a handful of players that are available in the NFL Supplemental Draft but there are many teams that have an interest.  Teams like New Orleans, Buffalo and the Jets could have an interest in the defensive players. It is easy to see why teams would take a shot with a talented player with perhaps a 5th or 6th round pick.  Football odds information tells us that the Saints really need some defensive help and taking Dixon or Jarmon could be wise.  The Saints are considered a darkhorse to win the Super Bowl at football betting odds of 18-1.