The Kansas City Chiefs and every other NFL team decided today that there were no players worthy of spending a draft pick on in today’s Supplemental Draft.
There were only six players available, though two of those players were receivers, a position of need for the Chiefs. Still, the fact that the Chiefs didn’t decide to draft any players is probably a smart move. All of the players in this year’s Supplemental Draft class arrived with some baggage and besides, if the Chiefs are really interested in adding any of them they can now do so for free.
All six players are now undrafted free agents and are free to sign with any NFL team that will have them.
Someone asked me today why the NFL didn’t broadcast the Supplemental Draft in some way and I pointed out that even though NFL fans will consume just about any and all league activities, the Supplemental Draft often isn’t an activity at all.
The draft is conducted via email and while the NFL could liven up the process a bit, the fact of the matter is that teams just don’t usually take any players.
Still, I can’t help but wonder what kind of ratings the NFL could get if tried it. Sadly, at least for the first year, I think they might actually do ok.
Imagine tuning in to watch GMs decide whether to send an email or not. It would be almost as ridiculous as tuning in to see them call other guys and ask them to write down a name on a card. =)