The NFL supplemental draft is quietly approaching, meaning it's time to see if one or two teams will dare take a player on July 15. The last played to make a major impact from the supplemental draft was OT Jared Gaither, when the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the 5th round of the 2007 supplemental draft. The only player selected in last year's supplemental draft was DE Jeremy Jarmon, who was taken in the 3rd round by the Washington Redskins.
The only player ever taken by the Browns in the supplemental draft came in 1985, when we drafted Bernie Kosar in the first round.
One of the top player's in this year's supplemental draft class is RB Harvey Unga. Here is the scouting report on Unga from Mocking the Draft:
Unga is the BYU career rushing leader with 3,455 yards and considered entering the 2010 NFL Draft. He has a good blend of size (6-foot 3/4, 245 pounds) and agility. By no means is her a speed burner, but he has good lateral agility and can make people miss.
He's also shown to be a good enough pass receiver. Unga has a tendency to run with too much urgency and can get upright between the tackles. He also has some injury issues. He sat out the 2006 season with a hip injury and a broken hand sidelined him a game in 2009. He's also has minor ankle issues throughout his career.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Unga worked out for at least 20 teams recently. The Browns were one of those teams, meaning they at least have a slight interest in Unga.
Make sure you visit Mocking the Draft for a list of more of the prospects who might get drafted in the supplemental draft. Remember, if a team drafts a player, they forfeit that pick in next year's draft.