NFL supplemental draft: Only Beal, Alexander eligible for now

Virginia Tech defensive back Adonis Alexander intercepted seven passes in his college career. (Photo credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Rob Rang

Gifted cornerbacks Sam Beal (Western Michigan) and Adonis Alexander (Virginia Tech) are expected to draw more interest from the NFL this summer than any supplemental draft prospect in years, but they are the only two prospects currently eligible for the league's annual second-chance draft, has learned.

Other prospects interested in joining the talent pool have a few more weeks to officially petition the NFL for admittance into the draft, scheduled for Wednesday, July 11.

Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant was kicked off the team last week due to grades and is expected to join Beal and Alexander. But he had not officially done so as of Thursday, according to a high-ranking league source who shared the information with on the condition of anonymity.

Beal and Alexander have flashed length, athleticism and ball-skills throughout their college careers. Beal (6-0, 185) earned second-team All-MAC honors last year, recording two interceptions, including one against USC's Sam Darnold -- the No. 3 overall pick in the draft -- in Western Michigan's season-opener.

Alexander (6-3, 195) is bigger and more explosive than Beal and has a greater track record of producing turnovers, intercepting seven passes over three seasons in Blacksburg. Some question if Alexander can remain at cornerback in the NFL; he was a safety in his first season with the Hokies, when he set career-highs for tackles (55) and interceptions (four).

For more information on Beal, Alexander and Bryant, check out's initial 2018 Supplemental Draft primer.

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Rob Rang
Rob Rang


I’m looking forward to breaking down both prospects’ tape this weekend. At first glance and in conversations with scouts, it appears that Beal is a top 100 caliber talent and Alexander has his fans, as well, with a 5-7th round grade possible.


Rob, what's the ballpark in talent for these guys? Worth spending a 3rd round pick? 4th round?