ESPN: Long will go second

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the eyes of pro pigskin prognosticators turn to April's NFL Draft, and if the early predictions pan out, UVA defensive end Chris Long's name will be called early. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. says the St. Louis Rams will draft Long, making him the second player chosen overall. That would make him the highest Cavalier ever chosen in the draft. Currently, that distinction belongs to offensive lineman D'Brickashaw Ferguson, whom the New York Jets chose fourth overall in 2006. There's also still a chance Long could don the uniform of his father's former team the Oakland Raiders, as they will have the third or fourth pick, depending on the outcome of a coin toss with the Atlanta Falcons. [File photo by Jay Kuhlmann]
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And seriously, do you think he (or anybody) actually wants to go play for the Raiders: the most dysfunctional team in the NFL? that would be the nightmare scenario for anybody!

I don't know about that - it wouldn't surprise me at all if Long went #1 to the Dolphins. He's definitely the kind of player Parcells covets, and with Parcell's connection to Al Groh you can bet that he knows a heck of a lot more about Long than any other coaches out there. Dorsey's a fine player, but this kid is special and whoever gets him will benefit from his play and character for years.

yea... the kid from LSU who they think is suppose to go first is more a space taker. Long is the type of player that would fix in Parcell's team. Just ask Canty.