Buccaneers Don’t Make a Selection in the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft
The 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft has come and gone and the Buccaneers did not make a selection. If you’re unfamiliar with the supplemental draft, it’s a draft for underclassmen who become ineligible for the college season after the NFL Draft has concluded. If a team picks a player in a particular round, they forfeit that round pick in next years NFL Draft. The Cardinals were the only team to select in this years Supplemental Draft by selecting Washington State Safety Jalen Thompson in the fifth round. This means that the Cardinals forfeit their fifth round pick in next years NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers last selection in the NFL Supplemental Draft was in 1987 when they selected University of Miami DT Dan Sileo. Sileo would not be anything in the NFL or as a professional player and never started for the Buccaneers in his only season in Tampa. Sileo’s failure may be a reason why the Bucs never take a chance in the Supplemental Draft or it could be because those in the front office believe the eligible players don’t fit in to their plans. If the Buccaneers ever did make a pick again, it would have to be a generational player they can’t miss out on.