NFL Supplemental Draft: RB Harvey Unga To The Bears, DT Joshua Price-Brent To The Cowboys

The NFL's Supplemental Draft came and went with two players selected in the seventh round.

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Two Supplemental Draft Picks Have A Long Road Ahead

Just because RB Harvey Unga and DT Joshua Price-Brent were selected in the NFL's Supplemental Draft doesn't mean they'll automatically make the team.

SB Nation's Mocking The Draft writes that perhaps they would have been better off waiting a year.

Even though Unga and Price were drafted, all four players now face an uphill struggle to make an NFL roster with teams already getting a solid look at what they have in minicamp. For these players, maybe they should have considered doing what former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli did and play at a lower division of college football.

Masola was at one point expected to enter the Supplemental Draft but chose to go back to a new school after leaving Oregon.

For more on the Bears selection of Unga, check out Windy City Gridiron. For more on the Cowboys selection of Price-Brent, check out Blogging The Boys.


NFL Supplemental Draft: RB Harvey Unga To The Bears, DT Joshua Brent-Price To The Cowboys

The NFL Supplemental Draft went six complete rounds without anyone drafted.

During the seventh round, however, two players were taken.

The Bears selected former BYU RB Harvey Unga and the Cowboys selected former Illinois DT Joshua Price-Brent.

The Bears had the 12th pick in the seventh round and the Cowboys had the 30th.

Per Supplemental Draft rules, the Bears and Cowboys will forfeit seventh round picks in the 2011 draft.

In all, four players entered the draft. H-back Vaness Emokpae and RB Quentin Castille were not drafted.  Both are now unrestricted free agents.


Full Draft Order For NFL's Supplemental Draft

The NFL supplemental draft order has been set, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Cleveland has gotten the top spot while the Saints are at the bottom.

The order is determined via a weighted lottery where the league is broken up into thirds.

Here's the full draft order:

1.  Cleveland

2. St. Louis

3. Detroit

4. Tampa Bay

5. Kansas City

6. Oakland

7. Washington

8. Seattle

9. Buffalo

10. Jacksonville

11. Houston

12. Chicago

13. Miami

14. New York Giants

15. Denver

16. San Francisco

17. Tennessee

18. Pittsburgh

19. Atlanta

20. Carolina

21. San Diego

22. New England

23. Cincinnati

24. Baltimore

25. Minnesota

26. Indianapolis

27. New York Jets

28. Philadelphia

29. Arizona

30. Dallas

31. Green Bay

32. New Orleans


At Least Seven Teams Reportedly Considering RB Harvey Unga In Supplemental Draft

Former BYU RB Harvey Unga is drawing the most attention in the 2010 NFL supplemental draft. According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora there are seven teams that are giving him the most attention including the Rams, Seahawks, Patriots, Steelers, Bears, Packers and Chiefs.

Recent reports suggest the Rams won't be pursuing Unga. The Bears and Packers have reportedly met with him privately with the Chiefs doing so twice.

At least 20 teams attended his workout on July 20 and his agent is convinced he will be drafted. Reports have suggested he could go as high as the third round and as low as the seventh if drafted.


NFL Supplemental Draft To Be Held On July 15

The NFL's second draft of the offseason is coming up. Though it's not the same attraction as April's draft, there are still some intriguing prospects available.

The NFL supplemental draft is a little different from the regular draft in April everyone is used to. There are usually only a handful of players that enter. The players that enter are usually, for whatever reason, not going back to school in the fall. Some, like BYU's Harvey Unga, were suspended for the upcoming season so they had no reason to go back to school if they couldn't play football.

The draft is like a silent auction. For example, if the Dolphins wanted to draft Unga, they would put in a bid for him. If they put a bid in on him -- let's say a fourth round pick -- then they would be awarded his rights if no one else put in a higher bid.

The catch is that if they were awarded him, they would surrender a 2011 fourth round pick.

Most recently, the Redskins spent a third round pick on DE Jeremy Jarmon in the 2009 supplemental draft. That means they were awarded Jarmon and surrendered a 2010 third round pick. The most successful supplemental draft pick in recent years has been Jared Gaither, offensive tackle for the Ravens.

Here is who has entered the 2010 supplemental draft. SB Nation's Mocking The Draft also has an excellent rundown on the players.

BYU RB Harvey Unga (6'0", 239 pounds)

He's a big running back and most teams see him as a runner and not a blocker so that should help his prospects of getting drafted.

The Seahawks, Saints, Eagles and Bucs are four of the teams that have reportedly shown a lot of interest although at least 20 teams showed up to his pro day. Predictions on him are all over the board from the third round to undrafted.

Northwestern State RB Quentin Castille (6'1", 250 pounds)

He's another big running back. He transferred from Nebraska after violating team rules.

In two years at Nebraska, he ran for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. He popped off 125 yards against Clemson in the 2008 Gator Bowl. He recently ran a 4.8 forty yard dash at his pro day.

He's given no reason why he's leaving Northwestern State. SB Nation's Nebraska community, Corn Nation, has a few words on his entry.

Truman State WR/RB Vanness Emokpae (5'11", 242 pounds)

He led small Truman State in rushing, receiving and touchdowns last season. He projects as a fullback or a H-back in the NFL so his versatility may help. He's also had some injury history.

The 49ers were one of the teams that sent their personnel director to see him workout.

Illinois DT Joshua Price-Brent (6'1", 321 pounds)

He recently worked out for 18 NFL teams in what was called a "very good" workout. The 49ers, Packers, Saints and Lions sent their personnel directors. Two of those teams run a 3-4 so it's unclear exactly what position scouts are projecting him to fulfill.

SB Nation's Mocking The Draft calls him, along with Unga, the most likely player to be drafted.

The other player most likely to be drafted is former Illinois defensive tackle Josh Price-Brent. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 315 pounds, he's a slow-footed plugger in the middle. He started 12 games for Illinois in 2009, totaling 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks and three forced fumbles.

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