In a surprise pick, the Chicago Bears have selected Oregon OT Kyle Long with the 20th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Kyle is the son of hall of famer Howie Long and the brother of St. Louis DE Chris Long.
Long played only one season at Oregon, transferring after a failed baseball career at Florida State and a stint in football at a California JC. Long has the same athleticism that sent both his father and brother to the top of their profession. He has the athleticism and strength to develop into a franchise left tackle, but is still considered raw, and reaching that potential could take a few years.
That said, if Long reaches that potential, a franchise left tackle at No. 20 is a steal. If he doesn't, the pick will be questioned. But its hard to fault the bloodlines in this one. Long is the second Oregon player taken in the first round, after DL/LB Dion Jordan was selected by Miami at No. 3.
Congrats to Kyle, and best of luck in Chicago.