Packers Calendar: NFL Supplemental Draft

Four players are eligible for this year's supplemental draft, which takes place at 12:00 p.m. CT on Thursday.

Former North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford is one of four players eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. Photo by Liz Condo—USA TODAY Sports.

Former North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford is one of four players eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. Photo by Liz Condo—USA TODAY Sports.

The Green Bay Packers have the opportunity to add to their roster on Thursday through the NFL's annual supplemental draft, which takes place at 12:00 p.m. CT.

There are four players eligible, although none have the raw talent of wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the supplemental draft two years ago.

Running back Traylon Shead of SMU, linebacker Darius Lipford of North Carolina, wide receiver Chase Clayton of New Mexico and defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross of Virginia-Lynchburg are the four players eligible to be selected.

The best analysis of all four players probably comes from Rob Rang of, where the injury red flags or academic problems of each player are detailed.

Seeing as just 43 players have been taken in the supplemental draft since 1977, the odds of the Packers selecting a player are quite low, although perhaps not out of the question entirely.

Should the Packers happen to take a player in the supplemental draft, they will forfeit a draft choice in the corresponding round in 2015.

If any of the players go undrafted, they become a free agent and are eligible to sign with any team. And it's worth noting that the Packers do have one roster spot open with 89 of 90 possible berths filled.

Also on Thursday, the Packers will reportedly release their annual financial results in advance of the shareholders meeting:

Elsewhere, Packers kicker Mason Crosby will take part in a fundraiser at his high school alma mater in Georgetown, Tex., according to local ABC affiliate KVUE.

Raising funds for The Locker, which provides various assistance to children in need, a tailgate party will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center. Admission is $50 per person.

Finally, the official youth football camps of the Green Bay Packers continue in Kenosha and Oshkosh on Thursday.

Children ages 6 to 14 will take part from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kenosha YMCA and Oshkosh Community YMCA, now in the fourth day of a weeklong event.

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DraftHobbyist's picture

July 10, 2014 at 02:10 pm

I'm most interested in that DT. That guy is a monster at 6'5" 365 lbs, can dunk, and benches 225 lbs 47 times. Wow. With the absence of Jolly and potentially losing Jolly, he could help give some depth to that NT position. He carries his weight really well, too. I haven't seen him play, but that size can't be taught.

I've seen the RB before and he's pretty good. I just don't see the Packers going for a RB. It would make a little sense with the loss of Franklin, but Harris should fill Franklin's role. RB's are also pretty easy to find so I wouldn't really miss him.

On the WR, we drafted too many to really consider him. He sounds just average anyways.

On the LB, I don't care for him, although we could use a LB. I don't think he has a good enough motor, he doesn't have very good production, and he seems like the typical underachieving UNC guy with off-field concerns. No thanks.

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L's picture

July 10, 2014 at 03:02 pm

According to Dan Kadar (an SB Nation NFL Draft editor) L.Ross was stiff, slow, and often stood up off the snap at his workout. He believes he's a long shot at best at legitimately making an NFL roster, but he thinks that a team who has D-line coaches who believe they could develop him may grab him in hopes of realizing the potential his size and strength can offer down the road.

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Evan's picture

July 10, 2014 at 03:52 pm

He'll be a 49er.

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July 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

All teams have what ifs. The good what ifs are the new guys who could be starters and or playmakers, future HOF's.
My one issue with the Packers is they have a host of what if guys who have been around two or three seasons now and were hoping this is the year they step up to the plate.
My take, what if they are what they are? This team falls short of its goals then.
I like the new guys and our draft this year. Its that draft of two and three years ago that may take this team down?

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