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Current Plan is for Rookie Unger to Play Guard

Oregon center Max Unger was the 17th selection of the Seahawks in round two of last weekends draft, and the team seems to have big plans for him in 2009. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can get ready for the speed and power of the pro game, as well as making that transition to guard.

Yes, from all indications, Unger will start his pro career at guard. Coach Jim Mora said as much about the rookie during the teams weekend mini-camp. He wants Unger to get use to playing that spot. “It’s really important for a young guy, you put him in a spot and let him get settled before you ask him to do other things,” Mora said. “We certainly believe he can do other things and he showed that versatility in his college career, but it really would not be fair to him if we said, ‘This next camp, you’re going to play center.’ You’ve got to let him master something or at least come close to mastering something before we move him. The plan, long-term, is to see where he fits best.”

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