Former BYU running back Harvey Unga, the all-time rushing leader in school history, worked out today in advance of next week’s supplemental draft.
We’re told that 20 teams attended the session in Utah, and that six who didn’t attend requested the video.
Whether attendance and/or interest translates into the investment of a 2011 draft pick prematurely remains to be seen.
Unga measured in at 6.011 feet, and he weighed 244 pounds. He showed a 35-inch vertical, and a nine-foot, six-inch broad jump. He benched-pressed 225 pounds 19 times, and he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.49 second, with a 1.64-second 10-yard split.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Unga suffered a sprained ankle two weeks ago. Also, his son, Jackson, was born Sunday in Chicago.
Teams likely won’t be interested in factoring in those real-world complications when the supplemental draft will be conducted on July 15. If the ankle and/or the baby affected his preparation, it means that someone likely will get Unga at a level lower than what his abilities would suggest.
Either way, his game films likely carry far-more weight than his performance in the Underwear Olympics, One-Man Summer Edition.