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NFL Draft 2012: Chiefs Draft Jerome Long With 7th Round Selection

The Chiefs selected Jerome Long with their first of two picks in the seventh round. Long is a 6-foot-4, 290 pound defensive tackle out of San Diego State. Kansas City is hopeful that he can add some depth to their defensive line unit.

Long is a hard worker who improved throughout his entire career at San Diego State. He was second on the team with 69 total tackles and led the team with 47 solo stops. San Diego State head coach Ricky Long thought Long's stock was improving prior to the draft but says that really isn't surprising as he has been improving his entire career.

"I've been told his NFL stock has gone up dramatically because of the way he's played this year," SDSU head coach Rocky Long said.

It's sort of the story of his life: His stock keeps going up, in large part because of how he developed.

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