The premier player in this year's supplemental draft, set for next Thursday, is BYU running back Harvey Unga. He is working out today for several teams. Among those with reportedly the most interest are the Rams, Dolphins, Chiefs and Steelers.
Unga is the BYU career rushing leader with 3,455 yards and considered entering the 2010 NFL Draft. He has a good blend of size (6-foot 3/4, 245 pounds) and agility. By no means is her a speed burner, but he has good lateral agility and can make people miss.
He's also shown to be a good enough pass receiver. Unga has a tendency to run with too much urgency and can get upright between the tackles. He also has some injury issues. He sat out the 2006 season with a hip injury and a broken hand sidelined him a game in 2009. He's also has minor ankle issues throughout his career.
He was ruled academically ineligible for the season. He's also had some run-ins with the law, including a DUI and a suspended license.
Also officially in the draft are running backs Quentin Castille (Northwestern State) and Vaness Emokpae (Truman State).
Castille is a transfer from Nebraska who played a season for Northwestern State. In two years for Nebraska, he ran for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the Gator Bowl against Clemson in 2008, Castille ran for 125 yards. He was to challenge Roy Helu for the starting job at Nebraska before violating team rules.
Emokpae led Truman in rushing and receiving last season. He played a variety of positions in college. At 5-foot-11 and 245, he projects as a fullback or H-back in the NFL.
Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is also expected to enter the draft but has yet to file paperwork with the NFL.