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#30 : July 07, 2010, 04:36:04 PM

Doesn't BYU run the spread? If so, isn't Unga just a younger version of Derrick Ward...?

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#31 : July 07, 2010, 05:34:26 PM

isn't Unga just a younger version of Derrick Ward...?

That's not a bad thing if he has a good attitude and work ethic


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#32 : July 07, 2010, 05:52:18 PM

isn't Unga just a younger version of Derrick Ward...?

That's not a bad thing if he has a good attitude and work ethic

Agreed, I'm not one of the Ward bashers - just don't think he's ever going to be more than a change of pace back in this offense. His true value would be in a ZBS style offense where he would excel and his performance in that style offense would create greater value.

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#33 : July 07, 2010, 07:37:20 PM

isn't Unga just a younger version of Derrick Ward...?

That's not a bad thing if he has a good attitude and work ethic

I think Unga is more like a younger Earnest Graham than Derrick Ward....and that is most definetly a good thing.


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#34 : July 08, 2010, 02:11:02 AM

isn't Unga just a younger version of Derrick Ward...?

That's not a bad thing if he has a good attitude and work ethic

I think Unga is more like a younger Earnest Graham than Derrick Ward....and that is most definetly a good thing.

And yet Earnest Graham was an undrafted free agent. Unga isnt worth a draft pick.

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#35 : July 08, 2010, 08:39:03 AM

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And yet Earnest Graham was an undrafted free agent. Unga isnt worth a draft pick.

Have you ever even seen the guy play? Do you know ANYTHING about him or are you just talking out your butt? Considering he was rated as a top 15 RB if he had entered the 2010 draft, I'm pretty sure he is worth some draft pick...so I'll assume your just talking to be talking and have no idea what your saying.

In 3 years, 3500 yards rushing with a 5 ypc average and 36 TDs, 1000+ yards recieving and 10 TDs. BYU is a division 1 team and has played some top teams over those three years, so how exactly is he not impressive?


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#36 : July 08, 2010, 10:26:01 AM

I like Unga. Patient runner, doesn't have breakaway speed but can make guys miss for a big RB. Remember the 1 yard runs TB couldn't make for first downs, this guy can provide actual power to the short yardage offense. A big RB who can catch? great!!

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#37 : July 08, 2010, 10:49:35 AM

I like Unga. Patient runner, doesn't have breakaway speed but can make guys miss for a big RB. Remember the 1 yard runs TB couldn't make for first downs, this guy can provide actual power to the short yardage offense. A big RB who can catch? great!!

Exactly. Some folks on here seem to think if he's not the next Adrian Pterson or Chric Johnson, then he's not worth getting. Right now Graham is our short yardage HB, FB, and is supposedly going to be used much more as a reciever in Olsen's offense. I love Graham, but he is 31. Unga is a perfect replacement for Graham. Unga could allow us to get rid of Ward this year, and he could learn a great deal from Graham this year, maybe next. He's a solid player and would be a good pick up for a 5th round draft pick.


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#38 : July 08, 2010, 11:19:47 AM

Considering he was rated as a top 15 RB if he had entered the 2010 draft, I'm pretty sure he is worth some draft pick...

FYI, there were only 14 running backs drafted in this last draft. 

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#39 : July 08, 2010, 11:27:48 AM

Considering he was rated as a top 15 RB if he had entered the 2010 draft, I'm pretty sure he is worth some draft pick...

FYI, there were only 14 running backs drafted in this last draft. 

Yeah. Top 15 worth draft picks? Tell that to LeGarrette Blount and Joique Bell.

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#40 : July 08, 2010, 12:30:08 PM

I like Unga. Patient runner, doesn't have breakaway speed but can make guys miss for a big RB. Remember the 1 yard runs TB couldn't make for first downs, this guy can provide actual power to the short yardage offense. A big RB who can catch? great!!

Exactly. Some folks on here seem to think if he's not the next Adrian Pterson or Chric Johnson, then he's not worth getting. Right now Graham is our short yardage HB, FB, and is supposedly going to be used much more as a reciever in Olsen's offense. I love Graham, but he is 31. Unga is a perfect replacement for Graham. Unga could allow us to get rid of Ward this year, and he could learn a great deal from Graham this year, maybe next. He's a solid player and would be a good pick up for a 5th round draft pick.

A lot of people fall in love with the speed backs. I will take a bettis steelers tough run game anyday. TB has Huggins who I think can turn into a nice change of pace back.

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#41 : July 08, 2010, 12:33:43 PM

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And yet Earnest Graham was an undrafted free agent. Unga isnt worth a draft pick.

Have you ever even seen the guy play? Do you know ANYTHING about him or are you just talking out your butt? Considering he was rated as a top 15 RB if he had entered the 2010 draft, I'm pretty sure he is worth some draft pick...so I'll assume your just talking to be talking and have no idea what your saying.

In 3 years, 3500 yards rushing with a 5 ypc average and 36 TDs, 1000+ yards recieving and 10 TDs. BYU is a division 1 team and has played some top teams over those three years, so how exactly is he not impressive?

Some people forget that beast of a running back Steven Jackson only ran a 4.55 I'm betting Unga can get that.

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#42 : July 08, 2010, 04:25:47 PM

pimping an average at best player that the Bucs wont get......have fun.



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#43 : July 08, 2010, 04:38:28 PM

pimping an average at best player that the Bucs wont get......have fun.

Ummm...no.

This thread is about three RBs in the supplementle draft and more specificly Harvey Unga. He had his workout today so I posted a link here to update people that are interested. You on the other hand just posted useless, sarcastic, absolutelty pointless nonsense. If your not interested then why post? I'm sure you must have something better to do....right?


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#44 : July 08, 2010, 05:24:52 PM

The Seahawks, Saints, Eagles, and Bucs were reportedly the four teams that showed the most interest in BYU RB/FB Harvey Unga at his pro day workout Thursday.
If Unga is truly seen as primarily a ball carrier as opposed to a lead blocker, the Seahawks could try him in the role originally planned for LenDale White. He could fill a similar role as a short-yardage specialist with the Saints. Unga is expected to draw a fifth-round grade in the July 15 supplemental draft.

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