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Supplemental draft fraught with risks

In recent years, the supplemental draft has turned into a clearinghouse for players with baggage.

Updated: July 13, 2005, 12:32 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In addressing the viability of Southern California defensive tackle Manuel Wright in the supplemental draft Thursday, Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese said, "Somebody will jump on (him)."

An apt choice of verb there, jump, because by nature, exercising a pick in the supplemental draft clearly demands a leap of faith. Teams are asked to consider prospects about whom they have scant knowledge, who they have scrutinized far less than players eligible in the regular draft, and who, ...

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