Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
By now you already know that Dion Jordan is a Miami Dolphin. He was selected in a Trade as Miami moved up in the Draft into Oakland’s #3 spot to take the Defensive playmaker. In a surprise to some Oregon Offensive Lineman Kyle Long was also taken in the first round. He went to the Chicago Bears at #20. Long is one of the hidden success stories and going in the first round is a huge for both him and Oregon.
Kyle Long is a raw talent and can be molded in the NFL to play several positions on Offense, which is one of the reasons he was so highly touted by some teams. We now know he will freeze each year in Chicago as a Bear.
The Ducks were not the only team to have players taken in the first round. Star Lotulelei, the Utah nose guard went to the Carolina Panthers at #14. Washington Cornerback Desmond Troufant was the pick of the Atlanta Falcons at #23 and UCLA Defensive End Datone Jones headed to the land of cheese(Green Bay) at #26.
A surprise in Round 1: For the first time in 50 years no Running Back was taken in the First Round of the NFL Draft.
Rounds 2 and 3 pick up at 3:30PT today and the 2nd and 3rd pick belong to San Francisco and Philadelphia. There is good potential for more Ducks to find NFL homes today and tomorrow including Michael Clay, Kiko Alonso, and Kenjon Barner.
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