Philadelphia Eagles Show No Love For BYU RB Harvey Unga

Jared ShermanContributor IJuly 15, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 6:  Harvey Unga #45 of the BYU Cougars looks on from the sideline during their game against the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2008 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Cougars defeated the Huskies 28-27. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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I guess speculation that Andy Reid, a BYU alum, would pursue RB Harvey Unga in the NFL Supplemental Draft was misplaced.

Unga, BYU’s all-time leading rusher, was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 12th pick in the seventh round . The Eagles pick in the seventh round was after the Bears, so I have no idea whether they put a bid in for Unga. But it also means the Birds thought little enough of Unga to not give up their sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft to select him.

Reid has been very open about his love of drafting/signing fellow Cougars. Since his arrival he has drafted or signed Reno Mahe, Scott Young, Justin Ena, Lee Johnson, and Dallas Reynolds.

It’s not surprising the Birds didn’t reach for Unga though. With LeSean McCoy already entrenched as the starter, and Leonard Weaver a capable short-yardage back, the Eagles have 2010 draft choice Charles Scott, Eldra Buckley, Dwayne Wright, and Martell Mallett battling for the third back spot.