Not so fast: Chiefs might not be finished drafting players for 2018

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Players become eligible for the supplemental draft for a variety of reasons, but this year's group of guys all seem to be legitimate prospects with solid National Football League upside, possibly even some early starting upside.

Trapasso wrote in his supplemental draft grades that Alexander might benefit from a redshirt season.

If the Colts believe that roster building is indeed something that happens 12 months a year, Chris Ballard might make a move in the usual quiet month of July. Alexander was poised to return for his senior season but elected to leave school after being declared academically ineligible for the 2018 season.

In addition to Gordon, other notable players selected in the supplemental draft include quarterback Bernie Kosar (1985), wide receivers Cris Carter (1987) and Terrelle Pryor (2011) and running back Bobby Humphrey (1989), who was selected by Denver.

At least two national experts don't expect the Lions to participate in the draft.

Additionally, the Chiefs did not select Adonis Alexander, who the team spoke with following his pro day.

A team interested in a player must submit a blind bid - listing the round it would select the player - and the team highest in the draft order with the earliest-round bid gets the player. But when the Giants selected him today in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft, they forfeited their choice in that round in the 2019 draft. There are off-field issues with Alexander (like nearly all Supplemental draft players), as Alexander had issues with academics throughout his college career and a marijuana arrest.

There is no guarantee that any of this year's eligible players will be selected in the draft.

So, how does the supplemental draft work? "They were putting so much energy into helping me do good. they got me on the right track because I was definitely heading to destruction".

The New York Jets are expected to sign the former Mississippi State safety, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Alexander was considered one of the top cornerback prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft by Optimum Scouting. He does not have major character red flags other than basic maturity and motivational question marks, both of which could be extinguished upon entering the NFL. Still, Beal displays good mirroring skills to be able to stay in a receiver's hip pocket.

It's not necessarily a bad thing that the Chiefs didn't reach for Beal with a second-round draft pick. He had 27 tackles, one sack, one interception and four pass breakups in eight games as a junior in 2017. Journeyman Tyvis Powell received first-team reps during the offseason program while 2014 first-round pick Jimmie Ward sat with a minor ankle injury. At 6-1 and 205 pounds, he is undersized for a linebacker, even for one in a Tampa-2, 4-3 defense like the Colts'.

Alexander might not possess top-level speed, but his size and physical playing style make him a nightmare for receivers at the line of scrimmage.

The Texans, however, are primed to make a splash in the supplemental draft.

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