In what passes for activity this time of year, the NFL will hold its Supplemental Draft on Thursday, with the league today confirming the names of the six players who will be available.
As the story notes, none are big names and it’s possible none get selected.
One interesting name on the list is that of James Boyd of UNLV. Local college football fans may remember him as the player who was at the center of a secondary recruiting violation by UW coach Steve Sarkisian and assistant Nick Holt in 2009 (details here). Boyd signed with USC when Pete Carroll was coach there, but didn’t make an impact there and transferred to UNLV.
But as Rob Rang points out, the two most likely players on the list to get drafted are receivers O.J. Ross of Purdue and DeWayne Peace of Houston. Given Seattle’s sudden depth at that spot, and use of a third-round pick to bolster it in the 2013 draft, it seems unlikely the Seahawks would need to add to that position this week.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Here’s our story wrapping up the Richard Sherman softball game Sunday (the attached link also includes a link to a photo gallery, including the photo above of Russell Wilson pitching to Blitz during the game in a Ken Lambert photo. To Wilson’s right is Walter Thurmond, whose homer ended up winning the game);
— Athlon’s ranks Russell Wilson 12th among all NFL quarterbacks;
— RealGM.com offers an exhaustive preview of the Seahawks;
— Danny O’Neil previews Seattle’s defensive line;
— Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com offers the top storyline for every NFL team entering training camp;
— Reports also broke over the weekend that academically ineligible players may not be allowed to participate in the Combine.