According to a league source, the NFL is likely to make a decision about this summer’s supplemental draft in the next 24-36 hours. The supplemental draft became a “back burner issue” for much of the summer as the NFL and the NFLPA worked out their differences.
Now that the CBA has been agreed to and officially ratified, however, the special eligibility draft is likely to become much more of an area of focus. Despite what others have theorized, the supplemental draft does not appear to be (and perhaps never was) in danger of being cancelled. The only time the supplemental draft has been cancelled in the past has been when there have been no players to be eligible.