Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attended running back Harvey Unga's workout in Provo, UT. The Bucs were among about 20 teams that attended the workout to get a look at the BYU product. Unga, who left BYU back in April due to violating school rules, has entered the Supplemental NFL Draft that takes place on July 15th. Unga leaves as the Cougars' all-time leading rusher with 3,455 yards. Here is what was said about the Bucs being at the workout.
The Bucs were also among the teams that sought Unga out after the workout and spent time with him, according to reports from Provo.
What all this means is hard to know, but we do know the Bucs are interested in bolstering their running back corps and it seems Unga could help them.
Source: Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings
PewterReport.com's Take: It should come as no surprise that the Bucs were there to witness Unga's workout. He was very productive at his time at BYU as evidenced by his 36 rushing touchdowns to go along with his school-record for rushing yards. He was also very good out of the backfield catching passes recording 1,085 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He also never had a fumble during his collegiate career. The Bucs do not have a clear cut running back of the future right now. Cadillac Williams has a lot wear-and-tear and an extensive history of injuries, Earnest Graham and Derrick Ward are getting up there in age, and the team really does not know what they have in Kareem Huggins right now. Unga could change that and give Freeman a back to grow with for the next few years. It is also worth mentioning that the Bucs had submitted an offer for Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in last year's supplemental draft, but were out bid by the Washington Redskins who gave up a third-round pick for Jarmon.