2017 NFL Draft

Kyle Long, OG

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 313 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
04/25/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: SIX GUYS WHO MAY SNEAK INTO THE FIRST ROUND: 4. Kyle Long, OG/OT Oregon: Many have claimed his best position in pro football is guard and it may very well be true. But I had an offensive line coach tell me he really likes Long as a right tackle and was impressed with how much the former Ducks player understood about the position after just five major college starts. If that o-line coach has any say in the draft he wants Long in the second round. - Pat Kirwan, CBSSports.com

03/15/2013 - 2013 Oregon Pro Day: While Barner and Alonso appeared to be the stars of the show Thursday, offensive lineman Kyle Long and linebacker Michael Clay also appeared to help themselves with solid performances. Long added three inches to the broad jump he'd had in Indianapolis, coming in at 9'02" Thursday but otherwise the son of Hall of Famer Howie and younger brother of former No. 2 overall pick, Chris, best demonstrated his upside during blocking drills. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Offensive linemen to watch: Long, the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie and brother of St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris, is well known for his athleticism. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher and emerged as a starter late last year for the Ducks despite having played college football for only two years.

Make no mistake, however: Long's time in Eugene was short. He started just four games in 2012, with each of them coming at left guard, not outside at tackle as his 6-6, 304-pound frame would seem to suggest he'd fit best. Furthermore, scouts will want to interview him. Long was arrested and charged with DUI in 2009, and after only three seasons of college football, he'll need to prove on the white board that he understands the complexities of today's blocking schemes. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/22/2013 - 2013 SENIOR BOWL, TUESDAY: Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long was absent from the South practice on Tuesday due to dehydration, according to his twitter account. He needed an IV for over an hour and had a tough time keeping food or liquids down, however, is expected to be back on the practice field on Wednesday. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/03/2013 - Offensive linemen Kyle Long has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, a college football all-star game for NFL caliber prospects who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility. The 2013 Senior Bowl is January 26 and will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

The senior appealed the NCAA for an extra season of eligibility because he only had three seasons of eligibility after he left Florida State after a battle with chemical dependency but the NCAA denied his medical hardship request. - Isaac Rosenthal, The Oregon Daily Emerald

12/24/2012 - Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long, son of former NFL player Howie Long, was denied an appeal for another year of eligibility and will end his college career on Jan. 3 in the Fiesta Bowl against Kansas State, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. Long was seeking a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA. He initially enrolled at Florida State, but a battle with chemical dependency delayed his career. As a result, he lost one year of eligibility.

Long started 10 of 12 games in his only season with the Ducks and helped the offense rank third in FBS in rushing and second in points per game. An ankle injury kept him out of two early games. He moved from tackle to guard in November. Long's brother, defensive end Chris Long, currently plays for the St. Louis Rams. - The Sports Xchange

11/06/2012 - 11/05/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 3. Kyle Long, OT, Oregon: If there is one thing we have learned from past drafts, is that the NFL loves bloodlines. If a prospect is related to someone who played at the professional level in any capacity, that's a big plus. The NFL is full of football families with the Mannings (Archie, Petyon, Eli) and the Matthews (Clay Sr, Clay Jr, Bruce, Clay III, Casey, Kevin) probably the most recognizable. But the Longs are about to send another family member to the NFL. Kyle Long, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie and younger brother of Rams' edge rusher Chris, isn't a top prospect or defensive player like his elder kin. A two-sport athlete in high school, he decided to play baseball at Florida State and with a mid-90s fastball as a lefty, who could blame him for choosing his first love. But that only lasted a year as he struggled with academics and spent too much time partying, resulting in a DUI arrest. After returning home, Kyle enrolled at Saddleback Junior College and later transferred to Oregon, moving from defensive end to the offensive line. With one final season of eligibility remaining, he has yet to start a game for the Ducks in 2012, but has seen extensive action with each week, playing most of Saturday's game at left guard for Oregon. He is still very raw, but according to his father and brother, Kyle was blessed with the most natural talent of the three and the NFL will love his upside. Not even ranked entering the season, Kyle is moving up draft boards and will add another name to the Long's NFL family tree. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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