2011 NFL Supplemental Draft Takes Place Today

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA - AUGUST 20: Terrelle Pryor works out during his pro day at a practice facility on August 20, 2011 in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Update 1:35 p.m. (ET): Terrelle Pryor was drafted by the Raiders in the third round. Click here for full coverage

The 2011 NFL supplemental draft will go down at 12:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) today and there are six players available in the NFL's "other" draft:  QB Terrelle Pryor, Western Carolina DB Torez Jones, Georgia RB Caleb King, Lindenwood DE Keenan Mace, North Carolina DE Mike McAdoo and Northern Illinois DB Tracy Wilson.

The headliner there is obviously Pryor, the former Ohio State QB who will be ineligible to practice or play in the first five weeks of the season after violating NCAA rules (and, for some reason, the NFL is enforcing the NCAA's rules).

The Chiefs currently have a tie to the NFL supplemental draft with OT Jared Gaither on their team. Gaither was academically ineligible for the 2008 season at Maryland so he entered the supplemental draft and was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens with a fifth round pick.

The way the supplemental draft works is sort of like a silent auction. Teams will submit a bid -- a draft pick -- on a player. The highest bid wins the rights to the player and gives up the corresponding pick in the 2012 draft. So the Chiefs could submit a fifth round pick on Pryor and, if that was the highest bid, they would be awarded the rights to Pryor and give up their 2012 draft pick.

Will the Chiefs be players with any of these guys? My first instinct is to say no but, honestly, I don't really know. I could see them taking a flyer on a player with a seventh round pick but I assume it'd be hard for GM Scott Pioli to part ways with a 2012 draft pick.

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