Monday, July 5, 2010
Does Unga fit in the AFC West?
By Bill Williamson
This year’s NFL supplemental draft has an interesting prospect in Brigham Young running back Harvey Unga.
He is a power back who had great college production. Unga, 6-foot, 230 pounds, compiled 3,455 yards and had 36 rushing touchdowns in three seasons at BYU. Known for his ability to break tackles, Unga is also sure-handed out of the backfield.
Any team that wants Unga will have to surrender a 2011 draft pick. He will likely go in the middle rounds. The draft will be held July 15. Here is a look at whether he’d fit in the AFC West.
Denver: The Broncos’ have a full backfield, but they are missing a true power back. Denver was interested in power backs Toby Gerhart and Montario Hardesty in the April draft, but the team didn’t take either player. I’m sure Denver will consider Unga.
Kansas City: The Chiefs are reportedly one of the teams most interested in Unga. The Chiefs are set with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, but Unga would be an interesting short-yardage player and a prospect for the future.
Oakland: The Raiders have Michael Bush, but a player like Unga wouldn’t hurt here, either. He’d provide good depth for Oakland.
San Diego: The Chargers are focused on first-round pick Ryan Mathews. San Diego also likes big Mike Tolbert in short-yardage situations. Unga could help San Diego, but I’m not sure if the Chargers will bite.