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Emery reaches in the first round … again

GM Phil Emery (David Banks/US Presswire)

With the first-round selection of offensive lineman Kyle Long, the question must be asked: Is Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery the smartest man in the room, or does he just think he is?

In the NFL, the best offensive tackles, particularly left tackles, have long arms. Those longs branches allow edge blockers to keep defenders at a distance when pass protecting out on an island. It's that type of "reach" that helps left tackles be effective at the pro level. If Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery was a football player, he'd be a left tackle, because no GM in the league, save Buffalo's...

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