BYU's Harvey Unga was selected with the 12th pick in the seventh round by the Bears in today's NFL supplemental draft. That was a bit lower then some had projected, including myself who thought a fifth rounder would be appropriate.
The Bears will have to cut one player to make room for their 80 man training camp roster and SB Nation's Windy City Gridiron feels that Garrett Wolfe or Kahlil Bell will need to dust off their resume.
The good news about getting selected in the supplemental draft is that Unga will be on the training camp roster unlike the undrafted free agents who had to make it through the mini-camp rounds. However, the downside is that he has not had the chance to be with the team, coaches, or learn the playbook. The Bears open training camp on July 30th, so Unga will have to get acquainted with everything in only two weeks time.
The projected position for Unga in the NFL is not clearly defined, but it is leaning toward fullback. He is capable of both which will give him an edge by being a multipurpose player. The fullback position is wide open as both players -- Eddie Williams and Will Ta'ufo'ou -- have only one year experience in the NFL. As for the running back spot the top two spots are solidified with Matt Forte and newly acquired Chester Taylor, so Unga would be battling for the third spot between who ever does not get cut between Khalil Bell and Garrett Wolfe. My money is on Bell staying with the team since he is a younger player then Wolfe.
The best way for Unga to make Bears roster is going to be on special teams in addition in beating out one of fullbacks.