Cards take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

Cards take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

Cards take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

While they may have benefitted from adding a guy like Thompson, it was sensible for them to avoid the risk and keep their 2020 assets in place, especially given that the team is now lacking a second-round pick in next year's draft.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound wide receiver ran a 4.40-second 40-yard dash during his pro day workout in Maryland last week, according to National Football League draft analyst Tony Pauline. Eight years later, is there a player that the Raiders may be willing to take a flyer on in this supplemental draft?

Five players were eligible for the supplemental draft and four of them are now free agents after going undrafted.

The last time the Cards used a pick in the supplemental draft was 1990 when they used a ninth-round pick on LSU tackle Willie Williams.

Forty-six players have been selected since the supplemental draft began in 1977.

Last year, two players were picked in the supplemental draft, with the New York Giants taking cornerback Sam Beal in the third round and the Washington Redskins adding defensive back Adonis Alexander in the sixth. So, if multiple teams submit a pick for the same player in the same round, this order - decided by a weighted lottery - dictates who gets the player.

Thompson and Simms are expected to be drafted, with Thompson mocked in the 3rd-5th round and Simms in the 5th-7th. The first one is former West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms. He has been charged with two DUIs and brings other character concerns. The Raiders could be interested despite the red flags. The victor loses that pick in the same round of the upcoming draft. Dwayne Harris played really well for the Raiders in 2018, but it's always good to have a speedy backup option. The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Jalen Thompson out of Washington State.

If the Packers had also hoped to select Thompson in the fifth round, they would've missed out as the Cardinals had a higher priority, as Pelissero noted earlier on Wednesday.

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