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Montel Harris could enter NFL supplemental draft

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Days after the conclusion of the regular NFL draft, we have a candidate for this summer’s supplemental draft: Montel Harris, the all-time leading rusher at Boston College who was kicked off the team today.

Harris has already been on the Boston College team for four seasons and was only still in school because he was granted a medical redshirt year by the NCAA after a knee injury cut short his senior season last year. The school said Harris was dismissed for a repeated violation of team rules but did not say what those team rules were.

In 40 career games at Boston College, Harris has carried 787 times for 3,735 yards and 27 touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 207-pound Harris is a talented athlete who looks like he’d be capable of playing in the NFL, although teams will surely be concerned about his history of knee injuries (which also cut short his 2010 season), and about whatever team rule he has repeatedly violated.

The NFL’s supplemental draft takes place in the summer and typically includes a handful of players whose eligibility changed at some point after the January deadline to declare for the regular April draft. Teams who choose a player in the supplemental draft give up a corresponding pick in the next year’s regular draft.

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10 Responses to “Montel Harris could enter NFL supplemental draft”
  1. cincinnasti says: May 1, 2012 5:33 PM

    If Chris Polk couldn’t get drafted I doubt this guy has much of a chance….

  2. rajbais says: May 1, 2012 5:41 PM

    The BC alum Mike Mayock will now have to watch the BC castoff’s tape!!!!

    However, over the last 10 years only two running backs have been picked with the supplemental selection, Tony Hollings and Harvey Unga. Plus when you look at the running backs that have been in the supplemental draft they’re not been many that pan out.

    Look at the Vikings’ running back Caleb King. He barely saw the field this year and was sitting behind Toby Gerhart and Lorenzo Booker. We don’t have to mention Adrian Peterson’s name in this topic of conversation!!!!

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: May 1, 2012 5:43 PM

    I used to love his talk show.

  4. rajbais says: May 1, 2012 5:47 PM

    Update on Supplemental Draft running backs: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/01/vikings-say-goodbye-to-caleb-king/

    I just talked about him on this post!!!

  5. txxxchief says: May 1, 2012 6:02 PM

    He just couldn’t learn to use the right fork for his salad.

  6. lostsok says: May 1, 2012 7:06 PM

    Bad news for this kid: Al Davis is dead.

    Ain’t no living person wasting a pick for next year on a malcontent.

  7. warrenmoon says: May 1, 2012 7:08 PM

    Welcome to the Bengals

  8. skolvikesskol says: May 1, 2012 7:18 PM

    Sounds like a future viking

  9. jeziyo247 says: May 1, 2012 7:56 PM

    They should just cancel the supplement draft, no purpose for nothing. Who wants to lose a draft pick for troubled back or anyone who probably not gonna make the team. If they couldn’t make their decision weather they want to enter the draft or not, then better luck next year.

  10. cpo187 says: May 1, 2012 8:20 PM

    Thought by looking at the picture that this kid was from Notre Dame. Was going to say, just give him to the Vikings with their infatuation for Fighting Irish guys. They need a good character guy to take Caleb King’s spot on the roster.

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