Kazkal Posted June 22, 2007 Report Share Posted June 22, 2007 If he entered.ANOTHER NAME IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT? by Michael David SmithJared Gaither, a starting offensive lineman at Maryland the last two years, has been declared academically ineligible for this fall's season, raising the question of whether he'll enter the NFL's July 12 supplemental draft.The 6-foot-9, 350-pound Gaither, who has started at both right and left tackle, considered leaving school in January to declare for the April draft, but decided against it.Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com reports that Gaither is three years out of high school and would be eligible for the supplemental draft. Schlabach also quotes an NFL scout saying Gaither would be the most desirable player available if he goes that route. DraftHeadquarters.com reports that Gaither can run the 40-yard dash in less than five seconds, so if he can arrange a workout in the next couple of weeks, he'll no doubt pique the interest of a number of NFL personnel people.Gaither has several options available to him, including entering the supplemental draft, working out this year in anticipation of entering the regular draft next year or working hard in the classroom in an attempt to become eligible for Maryland's 2008 season. He apparently has not decided which is his best option.Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver and Nebraska tackle Chris Patrick have already declared for the supplemental draft. Teams that take players in the supplemental draft lose picks in the next April draft. So, for instance, a team that selected Gaither with a third-round pick in next month's supplemental draft would not have a third-round pick in April of 2008.But I wouldn't complain if bengals offered up what is to be a late 3rd(hopefully) for gaither who is raw but would continue to add great depth to the line .PS,More then likely we will also get a 3rd for steinbach so it will still be worth watching rnd 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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