NFL Draft: Chris Long Will Be Top Pick

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NFL Draft: Chris Long Will Be Top Pick

Virginia DE Will Be First Cavalier Ever Picked No. 1

On April 26th, Chris Long, the All-American Defensive End from the University of Virginia will be the first Cavalier ever to be chosen with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

It's not that the school hasn't had players that weren't worthy in the past, some things just work out this way. Perhaps its name recognition with Long, who is the son of NFL Hall-of-Famer Howie Long, or perhaps its just because he's really worthy.

It's up to Jeff Ireland and the Miami Dolphins at this point, but Long seems to be everything that organization wants in a player. My prediction is that this young man will be a good one, and that Miami will pull the trigger and make history with Long.

Just in case you were wondering, here are the highest chosen Cavaliers since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970...

Year     Rd     Sel #     Player     Position     Team    
2006    1    4    D'Brickashaw Ferguson     T     New York Jets    
1986    1    6    Jim Dombrowski     T     New Orleans Saints    
2000    1    7    Thomas Jones     RB     Arizona Cardinals    
1997    1    8    James Farrior     OLB     New York Jets    
1992    1    10    Ray Roberts     T     Seattle Seahawks    
1991    1    10    Herman Moore     WR     Detroit Lions    
1989    1    14    Jeff Lageman     DE     New York Jets    
1976    1    15    Tom Glassic     G     Denver Broncos    
1997    1    25    Jon Harris     DE     Philadelphia Eagles    
2005    1    30    Heath Miller     TE     Pittsburgh Steelers    
1999    1    30    Patrick Kerney     DE     Atlanta Falcons    
1989    2    30    John Ford     WR     Detroit Lions    
1993    2    31    Chris Slade     OLB     New England Patriots    
1997    2    34    Jamie Sharper     OLB     Baltimore Ravens    
1997    2    36    Tiki Barber     RB     New York Giants    
1992    2    40    Matt Blundin     QB     Kansas City Chiefs    
1985    2    40    Lester Lyles     DB     New York Jets    
1998    2    50    Germane Crowell     WR     Detroit Lions    
1977    2    53    Mike Ozdowski     DE     Baltimore Colts   
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