Baltimore Ravens attend Pro Day for Supplemental Draft DB Brandon Bryant
The Baltimore Ravens were one of 14 teams to send scouts to the pro day for former Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant.
The player acquisition phase of the NFL offseason is just about over. Rookies are settling into their roles and the majority of notable free agents have found new homes. However, July 11th offers a unique opportunity for teams to acquire young talent via the Supplemental Draft.
The annual event offers a chance for ineligible college players to enter the NFL. This can happen through a number of ways including suspensions, academics, etc.
Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant is one of the three notable players entering the Supplemental Draft this year. Bryant was dismissed from school heading into his senior season for academic reasons. He totaled 157 tackles and five interceptions in three seasons with the Bulldogs and chose to enter the Supplemental Draft.
Bryant held his Pro Day today and the Baltimore Ravens were one of 14 teams to have a scout in attendance.
Does this mean anything significant? Likely not.
Teams send scouts to a number of Pro Days throughout the entire pre-draft process. It doesn’t mean they’re locked on a player whatsoever. Bryant does offer intrigue given his athletic ability but the secondary isn’t a position the Ravens are short on depth with.
In order to select Bryant or another player in the Supplemental Draft, teams submit bids via draft picks. And after trading away a 2019 second-round pick to move up and select Lamar Jackson, it’s hard to see the Ravens giving away any more. Not to mention already spent a fourth-round pick on cornerback Anthony Averett and a sixth-round pick on safety DeShone Elliott this year.
Supplemental Draft picks are few and far between. The Ravens’ only pick was OT Jared Gaither in 2007. He played three seasons in Baltimore before suffering a slew of injuries that derailed his career.
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Barring any surprises, it looks like the Ravens will bet on the potential of their current roster.