Bears tab OG Kyle Long(Howie’s Son)from Oregon in First Round

LAKE FOREST—Looking to help shore up one of the NFL’s worst pass blocking units, the Bears selected offensive lineman Kyle Long out of Oregon with the No. 20 pick in the first round.Long, the son of former Raiders Hall of Fame defensive lineman, Howie Long, is regarded as being remarkably athletic for a 6-6 lineman that weighs upwards of 310 pounds. A two-sport athlete, Long’s fastball reached the mid-90s at Florida State before he decided to concentrate on football.Long spent two seasons at Saddleback Junior College, one at defensive end, then transferred to Oregon for the 2012 season. After starting four games for the Ducks at left guard in 2012, Long entered the NFL Draft when his petition for another season was denied by the NCAA.

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