After bypassing the process for the last three years, the NFL held the supplemental draft on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, neither player who was eligible for the supplemental draft was selected.
The two players, both wide receivers, who were eligible for this year’s supplemental draft in Malachi Wideman of Jackson State
and Milton Wright of Purdue are both now free agents and can sign with any NFL team.
Purdue wide receiver Milton Wright was ruled academically ineligible ahead of the 2022 college season.
After reportedly entering the transfer portal at the end of April, Wright was approved for the 2023 supplemental draft.
In three seasons with the Boilermakers, Wright appeared in 27 games with 99 receptions for 1,325 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In his final season of 2021, Wright appeared in 11 games with 57 receptions and 732 yards with seven touchdowns.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wright has multiple workouts set up for the beginning of training camp.
As for Malachi Wideman, he was originally recruited by the Tennessee Volunteers but played sparingly in 2020 and transferred to Jackson State.
Scoring 12 touchdowns in 2021, Wideman was ineligible for a portion of the 2022 season and only had three receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown in six games played.
According to Pelissero, Wideman also has workouts set up for training camp:
Earlier this offseason I published the final article in the Explaining how the NFL works series which was about the supplemental draft.