If you’re like me, you didn’t even know there was a supplemental NFL draft. It took place today, and there’s a local connection for the two players chosen.â†µ
First, here’s why they have this draft:â†µ
The draft is intended for players who missed the filing deadline for the NFL draft or had other issues develop that affected their college eligibility.â†µ
There aren’t many who have entered professional football this way:â†µ
Forty players have been selected in the NFL supplemental draft since its inception in 1977.â†µ
Anyway, the Bears selected BYU running back Harvey Unga and the Dallas Cowboys chose a defensive end from Illinois, Josh Price-Brent.â†µ
The Bears will forfeit their seventh-round pick in next year’s draft as a result of making this pick.