The Island of Misfit Draft Picks

“The Island of Misfit Toys:” an island sanctuary where defective and unwanted toys are sent.

The “Island of Misfit Toys” reminds me of the NFL supplemental draft, a place where players who usually have academic or diplomacy issues that affect their college eligibility for the coming season find themselves. Take a step back and look at the event: no green room with players waiting intently on hearing their name called, no bright lights from the Big Apple and Radio Music City Hall or analysts giving their synopsis of the selected player. The Island of Misfit Draft Picks is where five players have been granted entry and one player, Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor, waits on the bubble, to the point where the league actually postponed the draft so an informed decision could be made on his status. The supplemental draft was introduced in 1977 as

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