Kyle Long encourages NFL hopefuls to attend Senior Bowl

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long has a word of advice for prospects who want to be drafted and are considering the Senior Bowl: Just do it.

Long drew upon his own personal experience when offering his advice.

Via Long's official Twitter account:

Long originally went to Florida State to play baseball, but he ended up back on the gridiron -- as a defensive end -- at Saddleback Junior College a year later. After switching to offensive line, he transferred to Oregon and fought his way onto the field for his final season of NCAA eligibility.

Even though he's the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer (Howie) and the brother of the second-overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft (Chris), Long wasn't considered a top prospect until he started receiving rave reviews at the Senior Bowl. The Bears ended up picking him 20th overall in 2013, and he has since become the team's best offensive lineman.

In just three seasons, Long has established himself as a Pro Bowl-caliber guard who is versatile enough to kick out and play tackle when needed. He did a good job boosting his draft stock after his college career was over, and the Bears have to be happy with the results.

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