The Road To Bourbonnais

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Road To Bourbonnais: Kyle Long

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Even Long said he was surprised to be picked at No. 20. The Cowboys had him targeted for the third round, probably based on the fact he started just five games at guard for Oregon. But Bears GM Phil Emery said he couldn't pass up Long's combination of athletic ability and desire. The son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, Kyle had personal issues he had to deal with, including a DUI in 2009, but he said he learned from his experiences and is ready to succeed on the top level.