Some in league circles believe that Thursday’s supplemental draft will progress through all seven rounds without former BYU running back Harvey Unga being selected.
His agent displays slightly more optimism.
“Absolutely, he will get drafted somewhere,” Eric Metz told Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune. “It is just a matter of where,
and what team. I think more than what round, you just hope it is a good
“You don’t want him going to the wrong team, where it is not going to fit
well,” said Metz, who learned about Unga from another client, former BYU quarterback Max Hall. “So, we have been really encouraged that 26 teams have contacted us
and have done extensive research on him. He has met with
some General Managers, some player personnel directors face to face. Everybody says the same thing about the film. . . . But I guess we will know
a lot more a week from now.”
Metz wouldn’t identify the round in which Unga will be drafted. “Nobody has a crystal ball in this,” Metz said. “Nobody can predict the
future, and as you see, he is a great young man who has handled a
difficult situation very well. So I think that bodes well for how he
will handle any adversity he suffers in his pro career.”
Unga, the all-time leading rusher in BYU history, left school with a year of eligibility remaining due to an honor code violation that most college kids with the ability to commit would commit. Every night.