Oct 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs running back Traylon Shead (34) rushes for a touchdown against Temple Owls during the first half of a college football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

SMU running back Traylon Shead could be headed for supplemental draft


According to Dane Brugler of CBSSports, Southern Methodist running back Traylon Shead could be part of an underwhelming crop of prospects in this year’s supplemental draft.  The supplemental draft having an impact player is uncommon in the first place, but this year’s group may not include a prospect that a team uses a pick to get.

Shead was tabbed to be the heir apparent for Zach Line, now a member of the Minnesota Vikings, but it did not work out that way.  In fact, Shead played in four games, running for 197 yards on 51 carries with three touchdowns and catching six passes for another 26 yards.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Shead has already hired an agent and he has not attended any of SMU’s spring practices.  To this point, Shead is the most likely to enter the supplemental draft and it may be a matter of paperwork before it happens.  He is unlikely to be the only one but he is about the caliber of player that is going to be available.

Dorial Green-Beckham, who last attended Missouri and is currently still in limbo as to what he will do for next season, is not eligible for the supplemental draft.  He can either attend somewhere or sit out this season, but he is not eligible for the draft until the 2015 draft at the earliest.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Running Backs SMU Mustangs Football Traylon Shead