The first three rounds of the MLB Draft have come and gone and starting at 12 p.m. EST, the draft will pick right back up with Round 4 selections. But let’s take a break from baseball this morning to discuss a little bit of football. The 2009 NFL Draft already occurred, and teams are currently right in the middle of their OTAs (Organized Team Activities). Just as the MLB Amateur Draft is not the only draft for baseball (ex: the Rule 5 draft), the “NFL Draft” is not the only draft in football. Every year, there is the potential for a NFL Supplemental Draft, which gives underclassmen ineligible for the upcoming NCAA season who did not have their names on the early entry list for the original NFL Draft, the chance to be drafted by an NFL team.
Teams rarely choose players in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Only thirty-eight players have been taken since 1977; none were grabbed last year. However, you can count on one team taking a chance on a former Kentucky Wildcat this year. DE Jeremy Jarmon has entered his name into the pool and will be performing in a pro day for scouts on July 9th. One week later, on July 16, he hopes to receive a notice that he will be playing professional ball next year.
ESPN reports that Jimmy Sexton of Athletic Resource Management (ARM) will serve as Jarmon’s agent. Jarmon is already meeting with teams who may be interested in giving up one of their 2010 NFL Draft picks to take the DE in the Supplemental Draft.
Jeremy Jarmon tested positive for a banned substance earlier this year, which destroyed his chances of playing for Kentucky in his senior season. Instead of sitting out a year or playing for an NAIA school, Jarmon has placed his name in the Supplemental Draft. The early team to express a lot of interest is the Philadelphia Eagles.