- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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Long joins New England's Jerod Mayo as players among the top 10 choices to re-sign with their drafting teams. That group was pretty strong overall, as the chart indicates. A few more players, notably Jake Long and Matt Ryan, figure to cash in at some point in the not-too-distant future.
That the Rams and Patriots moved quickly to get deals done reflects well on Long and Mayo. They're young, rising players to build around.
2008 NFL Draft: Contract Statuses for Top 10 Picks