Former BYU running back Harvey Unga is confident some NFL team will select him in Thursday’s supplemental draft, and he says the team that takes him will get a back who can do everything.
“I can be the third down back–and that can be third and short or third and long, they think it’d be great to have a big guy like me even on a third-and-long play where if they need to throw me the ball they know I’ll catch it and make the best of it,” Unga said, per Brian Stull of 101ESPN.com. “There’s a lot of different things I believe teams will be able to use me for.”
The 244-pound Unga is big enough to play fullback but says that’s not how NFL coaches envision using him.
“Most of them have been telling me I’m going to be playing running back,” Unga said.
Unga ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three college seasons and is BYU’s all-time leading rusher. He also caught 92 passes for 1,085 yards and nine touchdowns.