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Bears Pick BYU Running Back In Supplemental Draft

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.

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First, here’s why they have this draft:

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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.

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There aren’t many who have entered professional football this way:

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Forty players have been selected in the NFL supplemental draft since its inception in 1977.

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Anyway, the Bears selected BYU running back Harvey Unga and the Dallas Cowboys chose a defensive end from Illinois, Josh Price-Brent.

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The Bears will forfeit their seventh-round pick in next year’s draft as a result of making this pick.