2013 Supplemental Draft: Houston’s Peace, Purdue’s Ross Lead Final List of Eligible Prospects

DeWayne PeaceLast week, news started rolling in about who declared themselves eligible for June 11th's Supplemental Draft. As stated previously, the supplemental draft is used mostly for prospects who have left their college programs due to academic or personal issues.

 

Since Toby Jackson (DE Central Florida), Damond Smith (CB South Alabama), and James Boyd (DE UNLV) have been profiled HERE, three others have announced their declaration for the Supplemental Draft, including the first offensive players, and possibly the biggest names.

 

DeWayne Peace WR Houston

The first of the two offensive players, Peace has the potential to stick around in the league. After time as a reserve wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Peace was moved to corner back for the Wildcats. Before the summer was finished, he transferred closer to home to Blinn College in Texas, famous for fostering Cam Newton a year between SEC stints. Peace never got to play with Newton, though. The 5'11” 190 athlete would have been Houston's top returning receiver, had it not been for an eligibility issue. On June 4th, Peace was told he was ineligible due to some academic issues. The Texan put up 67 receptions, 708 yards, and 2 touchdowns with the Cougars between 2011-2012. Peace is the second hit Houston's offense has taken this off-season, as their leading rusher, Charles Sims, recently transferred to West Virginia after flirting with the possibility of joining the 2013 Supplemental Draft class. Peace could be worth a late pick, and the possibility of him moving to corner shouldn't be out of the question.

 

O.J. Ross WR Purdue

Like Peace, Ross has had academic issues. Ross missed Purdue's 2011 bowl game due to academics, which lead to the loss of his scholarship until the coming spring. That's not why he entered the draft, though. He was suspended in February due to “violation of team rules”, which could mean a variety of things. He would have been the leading returning receiver for the 2013 Boilmakers. The 5'10” 188 prospect caught 100 passes for 959 yards and 6 touchdowns in his career with Purdue. He managed to crack the starting lineup as a true freshman, and has spent time returning kicks and punts. After several issues at Purdue, his character might shy away general managers. It would be a long shot if Ross was drafted.

 

Nate Holloway DT UNLV

The biggest unknown, Holloway joined UNLV teammate James Boyd, another defensive lineman, in the 2013 Supplemental Draft. When Boyd declared, there were rumors about Holloway throwing his name in the ring, but nothing was concrete until recently. Not very many facts are known about Holloway, but this is certain: he's huge. The 6'3” 365 player will most likely be given looks as a nose tackle prospect in camp, even if he's not drafted. The native Las Vegas product was arguably the best recruit in UNLV's 2009 class, coming in as a three-star prospect. Chances are, Holloway will not be drafted on Thursday, but will end up on someone's roster. Boyd is the bigger name out of the two UNLV prospects.

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