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From The Oregonian's Aaron Fentress
Long, projected by many to be a second-round pick this spring, went from Saddleback Community College to Oregon and now to the NFL Combine in one year.
Great article great young man he's going to be phenomenal in the NFL....
guess that answers the "additional year" question.
Part of me was still dreaming... I guess I missed that thread.
6 foot 6? Did he shrink? lol.
Most everyone miraculously loses an inch and a few lbs. when the numbers are official and not team listings.
I think people are placing too much importance on the Kelly/Oregon connection. People should not be surprised when/if he passes up on a chance to draft his former players.
Harbaugh didn't do much of it, Carroll didn't either, Schiano I don't think either. Sometimes it'll bite them back in the a** like Harbaugh not drafting Sherman and Doug Baldwin but for the most part, if the past couple years show anything is that they won't take their ex players in the draft. One way I do see it happening is if they're being signed as undrafted rookies cause I know Harbaugh has.
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That's a hell of a time for a guy who's 6'6" and 315lbs
The biggest difference with kelly is that all the "anti-Kelly" people keep saying he can't get pro athletes to buy into his work ethic and practice demands. It would make sense to try to infiltrate the culture with "his guys". Kelly is going in there trying to change the culture of pro football. The kids that know him and know what he expects will go a long way there. Plus they know that practice hard equals playing time, so they all know if they go in and work really hard they can start and play. Once the other players realize that they will either leave or get to work. I don't think either Harbaugh or Carroll were into changing teh culture...
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I couldn't disagree more about Harbaugh and Carroll not trying to change the culture of their teams. That's exactly what a new HC is trying to do. I just don't think Chip is going to take a kid because he was a Duck. He's smart enough to know you can't draft with your heart and you have to take the best player at the time. If Kenjon or whoever ends up being the best player at a position of need for Philly then I could see Chip taking them, but I don't see him pushing hard for a guy from Oregon if that player isn't high on their draft board already
This, thank you.
When Long committed to Oregon I told y'all he was going to be an early round NFL lineman for Oregon. Frankly, he contributed about as much as any JUCO player ever has in his first year (only) at Oregon.
He was a quality teammate, good student and studied the game.
Keep in mind, even following this year at Oregon, Kyle has only been playing as an OL for about three years now. Not even three full years at that.
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For sure. You don't draft guys so they can come in as rookies and get veterans to buy into your system. I've said I thought that there's a chance he picks up Jordan and/or Long but only because they are rated close to where the Eagles are picking and both fit the system and a need for the team. I think that they'll either get Jordan or Milliner in the first, no real clue about the second but Long is definitely in the ballpark I'd say.
I think this next year will be his 3rd on the O line, which is pretty unbelievable. Same thing with Johnson from Oklahoma too. Kids only been playing O line for 2 seasons now. Pretty remarkable that he's going to be a 2nd Rd pick, says everything you need to know about him as an athlete. I just envision what he will look like after a couple of years of actually training for football as a job. Most of these lineman have been developing themselves physically to play O line for almost 9-10 years in a row, whereas Kyle has only been training for football for a few years now. And in all actuality, he's only really been at it for a year. He is going to be a monster here in a few years. The more Oregon O lineman that are starters in the NFL the better
Maybe he will come back and take Greatwoods job after he retires.
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