The Chicago Bears’ pick of Harvey Unga, a 6-1, 244 pound running back, symbolizes multiple happenings in Halas Hall.
Wolfe is undoubtedly small for his size, standing at 5-7, but had potential to be utilized in weak-side pitches and other stretch plays. The Illinois native was injured last year, seeing decreased playing time.
Also, Chicago’s pick gives the most injury-prone position in football even more quality depth. Assuming Matt Forte becomes injured, Chester Taylor would easily fill his shoes with Kahlil Bell and Unga giving Taylor breathers from time-to-time.
Harvey may be used as a fullback after the release of Jason McKie and acquisition of Eddie Williams. Unga ran a 4.65 in the 40 yard dash at the combine, and has unmatched power compared to Forte and company.
The former Cougar has three consecutive 1,000+ yard rushing seasons under his belt, with an average of five yards-per-carry throughout his four year colleagic career.