Re: 7th Round Pick?
Las Vegas All-American classic Review:
Shaun Nua of BYU played extremely well at Defensive End. His speed pass rush made it difficult for the East QB?s to get into a rhythm with their receivers. Nua?s speed rush from the outside enabled the interior defensive lineman to get into passing lanes and cause problems for the offensive line. Nua also played Tight End where he showed NFL scouts his offensive capabilities. At 6?5 270, Nua playing at Tight End could be a definite asset to any NFL team. The West called his number as Nua went out for a post corner route with a miss-match on a 5-11 safety. Nua was sure to score but the ball was overthrown. ?My performance could have been a little bit better, I?m just happy to be here.? "I caught to two touchdown passes during the week, but during that play I was exhausted from playing defense the series before."
Nua also had a little extra-curricular activity in the fourth quarter during special teams. Nua and an East Defensive player continued to wrestle each other down to the ground well after the whistle. Both players smiled after being separated by the Sideline Judges.
The 2005, All-Star Classic ended with a bang. A show case of talent and promising ability was seen from potential NFL players. Key, Tupea, Nua and Fanene will hopefully join current Polynesian players in professional football increasing the number of Islanders in the NFL.