Battle selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft

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Battle was the 1st player drafted in the NFL supplemental draft since 2012

Former Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah BattleIsaiah Battle
Offensive Tackle (2012 - 2015)
#79 6-7, 290
Brooklyn, NY

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was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft on Thursday afternoon. The Rams will have to forfeit their team's 2016 NFL 5th round pick for selecting Battle today.

Battle was the first player selected in the supplemental draft since 2012 (WR Josh Gordon).

Other notable NFL players selected in a NFL Supplemental draft include quarterback Bernie Kosar (1985), hall-of-fame wide receiver Cris Carter (1987) and linebacker Ahmad Brooks (2006).

Six other eligible players were not chosen - West Georgia defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey, West Georgia defensive end Darrius Caldwell, Houston defensive end Eric Eiland, Connecticut tight end Sean McQuillan, Kansas defensive back Kevin Short and North Carolina Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins.

Battle's NFL Pro Day was watched by representatives from 26 NFL teams earlier in the week. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.29 and 5.21 seconds. Some of his other football measurables included a 24 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-5 broad jump. He performed 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, but had the exercise cut short because of a cramp in his arm. He also had an 85 1/4-inch wing span and a 35 3/8-inch arms.

“We appreciate all that Isaiah has done for the program the last three years,” Swinney said in a press release back in late June. “He has made great progress in his development and has been a big contributor to our success the last three years, especially in each of the last three bowl games when he had outstanding games against very talented defensive lines from LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma. We wish him well in his pursuit of a professional career.”

Official Clemson Bio:- Junior who is one of the team’s most athletic offensive linemen ... has 32 knockdowns in 1,336 snaps over 27 games (15 starts) in his career ... had a significant role in each of Clemson’s wins over top-25 teams in bowl games in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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