The 2003 NFL Supplemental draft is July 10th, and for a change, there are at least a few players the New York Jets and the 31 teams will strongly have to consider.
Tony Hollings: A RB from Georgia Tech is getting a lot of attention, and is almost a lock to be drafted by some team in the NFL next Thursday. Hollings, a converted DB, led the NCAA in rushing last season, until a devasting knee injury knocked him out for the season. Now, with the knee almost healed, Hollings has caught the attention of a large number of NFL teams. The Dallas Cowboys, Patriots and Tampa Bay are said to be at the front of the line looking at him......He recently had a very strong NFL workout in Atlanta recently....Round? Opinions very tremendously on where Hollings could go (no one figures earlier than round 3), but 4th to 5th round seems likely.
Brad Pyatt: I can remember tuning into Kentucky football a few years back and seeing the announcers pump Pyatt, who has track star speed (4.3 :blink: )......Anyhow, Pyatt, who had some off-field issues, just disappeared from UK and went to D-1AA power Northern Colorado......He's got nice size and can return punts and kicks with his explosiveness (bulkier version of Tim Dwight?).....Round? Despite the terrific size and speed, Pyatt has never really been real productive on the field. He could slip into the 7th round due to his great physical gifts. If he's not picked, he'll likely be offered a free agent deal by the majority teams in the NFL.
Noah Happe: This player is a real unique talent: He's got terrific size, speed, vertical leap and put up some nice numbers at Oregon State. Despite all the prowess, he doesn't really have a position--which will hurt him. He plays DE in college, but weighs only 233 pounds. He has played some OLB, so he could project as edge-rushing OLB in the 3-4 scheme...... He appears to be a Bryce Paup type player, so, if he can add 25 or 30 pounds, he could be a nice pickup......22 years old, and an excellent longsnapper......Round?: Any team, Jets included, should seriously consider him at the end of the supp. draft. Just too good an athlete, who, if all else fails, could turn into a top longsnapper.