The 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft officially has a date. The event will take place on July 9, with potentially four players eligible. Clemson offensive lineman Isaiah Battle, West Georgia defensive linemen Dalvon Stuckey and Darrius Caldwell, and North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins have all said they are in the draft. The NFL will likely issue a press release in the next few days confirming this information.
The four players are all expected to have Pro Days leading up to the draft. Battle has not announced any details, but the other three have Pro Days scheduled. Stuckey and Caldwell will hold a Pro Day on Thursday at West Georgia's campus, in front of a reported 20 NFL teams. Wilkins will hold a Pro Day on July 8 in Durham.
Josh Gordon was the last supplemental draft selection, going to the Cleveland Browns in 2012. Battle could be the guy to snap that streak of no picks. Charles Robinson reported two NFL sources felt he was a third round supplemental value. There is a certain discount factor to consider with a supplemental pick. You give up a pick in the following year's draft, so by the time that draft rolls around, your pick already has a year of NFL experience under his belt. There is some value to be found there.
I would be surprised to see the San Francisco 49ers draft one of these four players, but you never know what Trent Baalke has up his sleeve. Offensive line is a question, but there seem to be enough options that adding Battle would not be necessary. Of course, maybe the team decides guys like Erik Pears and Joe Looney are worth moving on from. Again, I doubt this happens, but this offseason has proven anything is possible.