The Dolphins have been negotiating with Jake Long's agent for the last week or so, and there was some question this morning about whether a deal might be done soon. And of course there was this nonsense where Jeff Ireland "slipped" and said they would take a defensive player with their pick. That was all smoke being blown up the media's ass.
Miami signed Long, and so "...with the first pick in the 2008 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select Jake Long, Offensive Tackle, University of Michigan.....the St Louis Rams are now on the clock."
Barring a (totally unforseen) trade, this is a done deal, and it makes Saturday's first pick somewhat ho-hum.
I wonder if we know anything about his family?