Longs Top Draft, Ryan Goes #3

Raiders take McFadden with fourth pick
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
Longs Top Draft, Ryan Goes #3
Jake Long of Michigan holds up a Miami Dolphins jersey after being announced as the number one pick in the NFL Draft Saturday, April 26, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

The two top picks at today's NFL draft were spoiled ahead of time: Everyone knew Jake Long and Chris Long would go first and second. The real drama started with pick #3, in which the Atlanta Falcons chose Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan. The Raiders took Darren McFadden with pick #4, and Glenn Dorsey went fifth to Kansas City, NBC Sports reports.

Chris Long, son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, with 75 tackles and 14 interceptions. Ryan, the ACC Player of the Year, was the draft’s consensus top quarterback. The first trade came at pick 7, when the Patriots swapped picks with the Saints in exchange for a third-round pick. Here’s the full list so far:

  1. Miami: Jake Long
  2. St. Louis: Chris Long
  3. Atlanta: Matt Ryan
  4. Oakland: Darren McFadden
  5. Kansas City: Glenn Dorsey
  6. New York Jets: Vernon Gholston
  7. New Orleans: Sedrick Ellis
  8. Jacksonville: Derrick Harvey
(More NFL draft stories.)

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