Agent declares BYU RB Harvey Unga will be drafted

Harvey Unga has already departed BYU as the school’s all-time leading rusher and now he must wait to see if his name is called on Thursday during the NFL’s supplemental draft.

It’s a process in futility for most who throw their name in the hat for the supplemental draft. Few players are ever drafted. Unga, who was bounced from the school for a violation of the Mormon school’s policies, is hoping to catch on with a team two weeks before training camps get going. He worked out for 20 teams.

“Absolutely, he will get drafted somewhere,” Unga’s agent Eric Metz declared to 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 fit. You don’t want him going to the wrong team, where it is not going to fit well. So, we have been really encouraged that 26 teams have contacted us and have done extensive research on him.”

The wrong team? We’re pretty certain any club burning a 2011 draft pick on Unga will at least enter into the proposition wanting to make things work for Unga. Can he be a productive performer in the NFL? Well, time will tell. Teams didn’t have the time they usually like to do extensive background work on him.

Unga ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds and 4.63 seconds. Those aren’t times that will excite anyone, but Metz is pushing the fact that he’s an explosive performer. We’ll see if he shoots up the draft board of any teams come Thursday.

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