Dolphins Pass on Chris Long

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

April 22, 2008

Chris Long can do no better than the second pick in this Saturday's NFL Draft. Still, that's not bad. The St. Louis Rams are on the clock, after the Miami Dolphins agreed to terms with their number one pick earlier today.

The Dolphins signed Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long to a five year, 57.75 million dollar deal, 30 million of which is guaranteed. Miami will look to Long to begin the rebuilding process, as the Dolphins went 1-15 last season.

As for Chris Long, he now awaits his NFL future. Many experts predict that Long will go to the Rams with the second pick, while some say he could go to Oakland with pick number four. Either way, Long is almost assured to go in the top five.

The former Cavalier would give a boost to any NFL team. Long recorded 14 sacks and 19 tackles for loss during his senior year, earning him ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The NFL Draft is Saturday and Sunday in New York City.


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