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Ranking The All-Time Top Supplemental Draft Picks

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Bobby Humphrey had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to open his NFL career. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport.
Bobby Humphrey had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to open his NFL career. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport.

In today's NFL, it is unheard of for a team to exhaust a first round pick on a supplemental selection, in fact, it has not happened since 1992. Exhausting a first rounder could make or break how fans view a general manager, and in 1989, Bobby Humphrey made Denver Broncos GM John Beake look like a genius.

Humphrey was one of three players selected in the first round of the Supplemental Draft in 1989 (Timm Rosenbach to the Cardinals and Steve Walsh to the Cowboys). Although he did not have a long career, he made an immediate impact on the Broncos. In his rookie campaign, Humphrey rushed for 1,151 yards. Humphrey's impressive career continued with yet another 1,000-plus yard season in his second year.

However, his success was short lived, as Humphrey's career essentially ended in 1992 when he was shipped to the Miami Dolphins for Sammie Smith and never saw success on the field again.