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Long addresses immediate need for Rams

Updated: April 26, 2008, 8:22 PM ET
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

The St. Louis Rams had trouble choosing between the players, so they chose between the positions.

They went with Chris Long, the Virginia defensive end with Hall of Fame bloodlines, over Glenn Dorsey, the LSU defensive tackle with more imposing physical attributes. And it wasn't easy.

"Really, what it came down to was, did you want a tackle or an end?" defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said by phone shortly after the Rams made the pick.

Coach Scott Linehan ...

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