A few weeks ago, multiple sources reported that the Dolphins were showing interest in former BYU running back Harvey Unga. If that interest is genuine, we could see Miami make a strong bid for Unga in tomorrow's suplemental draft.
Even though they are already set at running back for the 2010 season, with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams ready to carry the load for at least one more year, the future at the position could sure use some assurance.
Unga is a burly 244 pound power back, who fits the Parcells' mold like a glove. His size indicates he may be suited for fullback at the pro level, but his athleticism and receiving skills have scouts projecting him to stay put running back.
Yes, Unga could be an intriguing successor to either Ronnie or Ricky, but even if the Dolphins are sold, the sacrifice that may come with selecting him and the competing interest from other teams will likely prevent him from coming to Miami.
With the way the supplemental draft works, if the Dolphins were to bid a higher draft pick than any other team for Unga's services, they would then forfeit that pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Many predict Unga's value at a fifth-round pick, which would mean the Dolphins would lose their fifth-rounder in next year's actual draft.
With teams like the Seahawks, Saints, Eagles, and Buccaneers also rumored to be in the mix though, Miami putting in the highest bid seems like a bit of a long shot.
Especially, considering they are already void of a second-round pick in next year's draft, and how much they value their picks, even those of the late round variety.
In the event that they do land Unga, however, both Lex Hilliard and Kory Sheets could be on the outside looking in at the final 53-man roster.