The NFL is full of second-chances, and July 15th will see a handful of talented players getting their shot at the NFL.
RB Harvey Unga (BYU)
The all-time leading rusher for BYU, Unga was dismissed this past year. He’s received a lot of interest, primarily from the Rams, Dolphins, Chiefs and Steelers. Our friend Dan Kadar of MockingtheDraft.com had this to say about him:
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. -Dan Kadar
RB Quentin Castille (Northwestern State)
Castille is a transfer from Nebraska who played a season for Northwestern State. In two years for Nebraska, he ran for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the Gator Bowl against Clemson in 2008, Castille ran for 125 yards. He was to challenge Roy Helu for the starting job at Nebraska before violating team rules. -Dan Kadar
RB Vaness Emokpae (Truman State)
Emokpae led Truman in rushing and receiving last season. He played a variety of positions in college. At 5-foot-11 and 245, he projects as a fullback or H-back in the NFL. -Dan Kadar
DT Joshua Brent-Price (Illinois)
At 6-foot-2 and 315 pounds, he’s a slow-footed plugger in the middle. He started 12 games for Illinois in 2009, totaling 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks and three forced fumbles.
He was ruled academically ineligible for the season. He’s also had some run-ins with the law, including a DUI and a suspended license. -Dan Kadar