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Giants Get Beal In Supplemental Draft

NY Gets Defensive Back In Supplemental Draft

July 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm


On Wednesday morning, the Giants selected Sam Beal, a defensive back from Western Michigan University in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Beal entered the Supplemental Draft because he was not academically eligible for the 2018 collegiate season.

The Supplemental Draft is a complicated process. All 32 teams are split into three different groups — those with 6 or less wins, the other non-playoff teams and the teams that made the playoffs. The groups are then drawn for priority in a weighted system. Teams then decide which round they would select a player. For example, if a team selects a player in the 3rd round, they would lose their 3rd round pick in next year's NFL Draft. That was the case with the Giants and Beal, so New York surrenders their 3rd round pick in 2019.

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Often, the Supplemental Draft is lacking in talent. In fact, many Supplemental Drafts come and go without selections made. With Beal, this was not the case.

Beal would have been a top prospect at his position had he been eligible to enter the NFL Draft. The Broncos played a lot of man coverage, which will help him in an NFL that's becoming more centered around this defense. Beal had two interceptions and broke up 10 passes in 10 NCAA games last season.

The Giants' secondary struggled last year, so adding Beal is a solid move for both parties. New York could use the help, and the defensive back will have a chance to prove himself and earn playing time.

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