What does the NFL supplemental draft mean for the Rams?

What does the NFL supplemental draft mean for the Rams?

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What does the NFL supplemental draft mean for the Rams?

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by Brian Feldman / News 4 Sports

KMOV.com

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM

(Football StL) -- The NFL's annual supplemental draft takes place on Thursday at noon central time.  It's not an organized event where players attend like the regular draft in April.  It's over a conference call basically.  

Teams can, if they want, submit a pick for a player.  If they're awarded the claim, they get him and lose that round pick in the next year's draft.  For instance, if the Rams put in a 4th rounder for someone and no one else puts in a claim (or they put in a 5th rounder or below) they get said player and lose their 4th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.  If someone submits a 2nd round pick for that particular player, the Rams would not get him but also would not lose a pick.

Typically, only one or two guys get taken in this thing and you never know what teams submitted claims that weren't successful.  You only find out if a team gets a player.

The odds are heavy the Rams won't get anyone, but you never know. 

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