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NT Jamal Williams named 2nd-best supplemental draft pick of all time

Williams entered the supplemental draft after being deemed academically ineligible for his final year in Stillwater.

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It is truly rare to find a impactful player in the NFL’s supplementary draft. Some years there may only be one or two players available to be picked and it’s usually prospects who found themselves in a bad situation following the actual draft.

For the most part, these players in the supplemental draft are not household names, so rarely do any teams use picks higher than fifth-rounders. On Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso ranked his top-10 players selected in the supplemental draft and there was a familiar name for Bolt fans who landed at the No. 2 spot.

In 1998, the Chargers decided to use a second-round pick on a defensive tackle out of Oklahoma State named Jamal Williams who was deemed academically ineligible following that year’s NFL draft.

Williams saw time as a rookie during the 1998 season in nine games. He finished with just six total tackles but recorded his first career ... interception. That’s a heck of a feat for a man pushing 3 and 12 bills.

His third year with the Chargers was his first season as a full-time starter. He started all 16 games and finished with 56 total tackles and 10 tackles-for-loss.

From 2004-2006, Williams was named to the Pro Bowl three straight-seasons and was a First-Team All-Pro in both 2005 and 2006. He started all but one game during that three-year span, totaling 254 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, six sacks, and 10 pass deflections at the line.

Overall, his career with the Chargers spanned 12 seasons before he played one final season with the Broncos in 2010. His final stats included 443 tackles, 55 tackles-for-loss, 13 sacks, 22 pass deflections, one interception, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.