Vikings pass on NFL supplemental draft, which yields only one pick
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For the 24th consecutive year, the Minnesota Vikings sat out the NFL supplemental draft.
The only player selected on Thursday was former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon, who went in the second round to the Cleveland Browns.
The Vikings were one of about 20 teams on hand for Gordon's campus workout on Tuesday. But they were always long shots to use the pick necessary to get him after selecting two receivers in April's draft.
The draft was conducted via email. The NFL holds a lottery to determine the supplemental draft order, and the Vikings were given the No. 6 pick in each round behind Buffalo, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Miami and St. Louis.
So, it would have taken a first-round pick for the Vikings to land Gordon.
The other seven players eligible for the supplemental draft are now free agents: Boise State defensive back Quaylon Ewing, Syracuse running back Adam Harris, Iowa State tackle Adrian Haughton, Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin, Georgia end Montez Robinson, McMurray receiver Houston Tuminello and TCU running back Ed Wesley.