Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Long Selected as #1 Pick in NFL Draft

MIAMI (AP)—The spotlight will be elsewhere Saturday when the NFL draft begins, and that’s fine with the Miami Dolphins and Michigan tackle Jake Long.

“My understanding is St. Louis is on the clock,” said Long’s agent, Tom Condon.

The Dolphins opted to dispense with any on-the-clock drama by signing Long to a five-year contract Tuesday with $30 million guaranteed. They’ll select him with the top pick in the draft Saturday.

“Jake Long was on the top of our board for a long time,” general manager Jeff Ireland said. “We thought it was a very good fit with the Miami Dolphins.” - Los Angeles Times

Awesome! The NFL draft is now 10 minutes shorter than it was supposed to be.

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