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Arkush: ‘Phil Emery Just Blew That Pick’

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Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Bears had selected offensive lineman Kyle Long with the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, something didn’t sit right with NFL expert Hub Arkush.

Broadcasting live with Matt Bowen from Bud Light’s NFL Draft War Room, Arkush let his thoughts on Phil Emery’s pick fly.

“I try to be careful with this stuff,” Arkush said. “I don’t look to get too far out on a limb if I can avoid it, but Phil Emery just blew that pick. I’m sorry. I’m not going to back away from it. I don’t like Kyle Long in the second round. You go back and read the scouting reports on this kid… Yeah, Howie is his dad and Chris is his brother and he’s a big body who was a classic underachiever.”

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“I believe we heard Emery quoted several times in the last couple of weeks (saying) that there’s a couple of guys that we love – that we know what we’re going to do when we get there. If this was it, wow. I’m a little taken back by this one. I was bummed with Shea McClellin last year. This (pick) makes that look like they (got) Barry Sanders with Shea McClellin. I don’t get this pick. It’s disappointing”

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