New York Giants select CB Sam Beal in supplemental draft

Ross Houston
July 12, 2018

Sam Beal was a two-star recruit out of Grand Rapids, Michigan when he committed to play for Western Michigan.

There is no guarantee that any of this year's eligible players will be selected in the draft.

All 32 teams were represented at Beal's pro day, per Jeff Risdon of RealGM. The tools are there for him to be a starting corner at the next level.

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There had been 45 picks in the history of the supplemental draft, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

For draft order, teams are divided into three groups: all teams with six or fewer victories in 2018, non-playoff teams with at least seven victories, and all 12 playoff teams. He had every National Football League team, including multiple decision-makers, attend his Pro Day.

Beal, whose eligibility would have been in question up until preseason in all likelihood, was seen as a Top-100 prospect by scouts, per Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.

Beal is 6-foot-1, giving the Giants a tall rookie corner, although at 177 pounds he is not considered to be especially physical and needs to gain weight and strength. The third group has all the teams that did make the playoffs. While he does not have elite speed, Alexander able to use subtle hand fighting to slow opponents and stay in control.

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Beal is not the only cornerback available, as Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander is arguably the better option for the Dallas Cowboys. That determines who picks first through 10th.

One or two teams could pad those totals this year, however, perhaps even the Buccaneers. There are off-field issues with Alexander (like nearly all Supplemental draft players), as Alexander had issues with academics throughout his college career and a marijuana arrest. He was arrested and charged with a DUI in January 2017. Having passed on making a bid on a player in the Supplemental Draft, the Colts have made it clear they like the players in the secondary. He had only 23 receptions in college and isn't expected to contribute much as a receiver in the NFL.

The Bucs' Supplemental Draft drought is not particularly unusual; the teams in their own division have been just as quiet, for instance. The team with the highest priority is awarded the player.

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