The NFL hypes pretty much everything it does. Except the supplemental draft.

The annual midsummer not-so-classic arrives at 1:00 p.m. ET today, with teams permitted on a round-by-round basis to offer up the corresponding pick in next year’s draft for a given player. The player is then awarded through a waivers-type priority, if multiple teams want a player in the same given round.
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Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Alexander has tried to allay concerns about the latter issue in the days leading up to the draft. Per Garafolo, teams received results from a clean drug test this week and adds that they have also gotten notice of other clean tests over the last eight months.

Alexander is thought to have a good chance of being selected on Wednesday, although ex-Western Michigan corner Sam Beal is typically mentioned as the first player to come off the board.

We want to build on the momentum we created during this first year, said Keith Wachtel, NHL executive vice president and chief revenue officer. We want to get more players involved. We want to make this more about the clubs and teams and have players involved where players and teams are getting on social media and saying, for example, ‘Root for Player X, who’s representing the Philadelphia Flyers at the NHL World Gaming Championships.’ I think more people will get involved and engaged when that starts happening.