As mentioned earlier, the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday. Four players are eligible to be picked this year, including SMU running back Traylon Shead. He held his pro day last week, and Pro Football Talk reports that the Detroit Lions were one of nine teams in attendance to get a look at Shead.
His agent, Louis Bing, tells PFT that nine teams were represented at Shead’s July 2 Pro Day workout.
Shead began his career at Texas before transferring to a junior college. He later ended up at SMU, and he carried the ball 51 times for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2013. He left SMU after the 2013 season and later declared for the Supplemental Draft, and now he's hoping that a team will give up a future pick to draft him on Thursday. If that doesn't happen, he will become an undrafted free agent.
Although the Lions attended Shead's pro day, I can't imagine they will actually spend a future pick to draft him. The Lions are stacked at running back with Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Theo Riddick and Mikel Leshoure, among others, so there's no real need to draft somebody at this position. If Shead goes undrafted, the Lions could certainly sign him as a free agent, but don't expect them to submit a pick for him.