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 Post subject: Supplemental Scouting Report: RB Harvey Unga, BYU
PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:34 am 
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Unga was kicked out of BYU, and has now declared himself eligible for the supplemental draft later this summer.

Harvey Unga
6-0/238
Brigham Young

PROS:

A very powerful runner that craves contact. Will lower his helmet and shoulder much like Ironhead Heyward used to do. Keeps his feet moving after contact and does a nice job picking up yards there. Can be a patient runner and has decent burst for a player his size. Has decent hands, showing some ability to adjust to the throw out of the backfield. Has flashed some ability as a lead blocker.

CONS:

Can be too patient a runner, particularly at the goalline, and doesn't always just slam it in. Needs to improve in pass protection, and will drop some passes as a receiver. Lacks speed to challenge the edge as a runner. Lacks ideal burst and cutting ability and doesn't do a good job making defenders miss at the second level.

OVERALL:

Unga has good size and potential as a power runner. He is mostly a 3 yards and a cloud of dust guy. He doesn't have the burst or ability in the passing game to think he has much of a future as a feature back. But he can be a short-yardage runner. He also has flashed potential and has the size that one thinks his long-term potential in the pros could be at fullback. He was kicked out of BYU for engaging with premarital sex with his fiancee, so any issues of character aren't real concerns outside the state of Utah.

DOES HE FIT IN ATLANTA?:

He does bring some size to push for playing time as a potential short-yardage back. Jason Snelling struggled at times there last season, so if there was an injury to Michael Turner, that could be a potential area of concern. But it's unlikely that he's not going to beat any of the Falcons backup running backs for a roster spot. Instead, his best chance of sticking in Atlanta is probably bulking up and being converted as a fullback. He could potentially develop as that physical lead blocker that is devastating in the hole if he applies his running style to his blocking ability. But he's probably a few years away from really impacting there.

CONCLUSION

Unga has some potential to be developed as a lead blocker and successor to Mughelli down the road. But he's just a practice squad player for the immediate future that could be worth developing in a year or two.

STATS

2007: 244 carries, 1227 yards, 5.0 avg, 13 TDs; 44 catches, 655 yards, 4 TDs
2008: 240 carries, 1132 yards, 4.7 avg, 11 TDs; 42 catches, 309 yards, 4 TDs
2009: 208 carries, 1087 yards, 5.2 avg, 11 TDs; 16 catches, 121 yards, 1 TDs

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 Post subject: Re: Supplemental Scouting Report: RB Harvey Unga, BYU
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:35 am 
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I wonder if he will get picked up. I'd have a hard time believing no one would take a chance on adding a potential #3 back in this supplemental draft. But I wouldn't take a chance on him until the 6th or 7th since you are only surrendering a late round pick at that point. The benefit outweighs the cost in the 5th round or later I think.

And there are definitely no character concerns with him. It is my understanding that he removed himself from the football team and the school, acknowledged his error (according to the school) and then asked for reinstatement. It's a shame the school didn't consider that even though he made a mistake he acknowledged it and owned up to it. So much for forgiveness I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Twenty Four teams watch Unga workout

8 Jul

Secured a spot in the late rounds?Twenty four teams made their way to Provo, Utah today to watch supplemental draft prospect Harvey Unga workout on the campus of BYU. The session ended just minutes ago and the big ball carrier did not disappoint those who made the trip.

Unga started the day by measuring 6-feet 1-inch and 244-pounds. His arm measured 31 1/4 inches and hand 9 5/8 inches.

The big ball carrier completed 19 reps on the bench, touched 35-inches on the vertical jump and posted a broad jump of 9-feet 6-inches.

He ran faster than anyone expected in the forty, clocking times which ranged between 4.58-4.63 seconds on both attempts. His fastest timing at ten yards was 1.65-seconds.

Afterwards, in position drills, Unga looked fantastic catching the ball and did not drop a single pass.

The Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs and Houston Texans were just a few of the two dozen teams on hand.

Chicago and Kansas City have shown the most interest in Unga to this point.

The Bears flew him to their facility prior to today’s workout and the Chiefs have already met privately with Unga on two different occasions.

The general consensus at the workout is teams are looking at the 244-pound Unga as a ball carrier rather than a lead blocker.

The supplemental draft takes place July 15th and the feeling is Unga has secured himself a place, somewhere in the late rounds.

Unga, BYU’s all-time leading rusher with over 3,400 yards and 36 touchdowns, left the team in April after violating the school’s Honor Code by having a relationship with Keilani Moeaki, younger sister of former Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki, who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in April.

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