The supplemental draft is a lottery system that is broken into three groups.
1. Teams with 6 wins or less
2. Remaining teams that did not make the playoffs
3. Playoff teams
Teams are then weighted by their draft position in the previous draft (San Diego=32, Oakland=31 all the way down to New England=1). They then have three drawings, one for each different segment. So since there were 13 teams that finished with 6 or less wins, the first group has a total of 338 entries (32+31+30+29+.....+20 for the 13th team) and San Diego would have 32 of those entries. So San Diego would only have about a 9.5% chance of getting the 1st pick in the supplemental draft. Buffalo is the "last" team that would have a chance at getting the first pick in a supplemental draft, and their odds would be slightly less than 6%. After they determine the order for the first group of teams, they have a second drawing for the next group (non playoff teams with greater than six wins) and then a third drawing for the last group (playoff teams).
The picks cannot be traded. As far as I know the NFL determines the order, sends out the order to the teams and at that point the teams have either 10 or 15 minutes to put in their bid for a player. After that short span of time the NFL sits down and awards players to the team that put in the highest bid + has the best position in the round if multiple teams place a bid on a single player in a particular round. Of course, the team that is awarded the player forfeits their selection in the same round in the following regular NFL draft. And yes, a team must have that pick in the following draft to place a claim for that round. Say the Packer's trade their first round pick in 2005 for a player today, that would automatically eliminate them from placing a first round bid on a player in the supplemental draft.
Or in this case the Cowboys. Info from my draft board.
Originally Posted by AbeBeta
Results are facts. What if is fantasy. Teams pay for facts.