Phil Emery, general manager of the Chicago Bears, had a much more impactful second rookie class after utilizing his full scouting process. Last season the Bears received a lot of snaps from the 2013 rookie class, and they expect an even bigger impact in 2014 from those rookies that made the team.
Long started all 16 games for the Bears and, while he had some rookie mistakes, he helped provide some stability and some nastiness to a unit that was down for years.
I, along with most Bears fans, are expecting another Pro Bowl type season from a guy that SB Nation said played his way "into the discussion of best interior offensive linemen" in the NFL.
What are your thoughts on the SB Nation All-Sophomore Team, and what other 2nd year Bears do you think will make an impact?
Here are a few Chicago sophomores that hope to see the field a lot in 2014.
Marquess Wilson is projected to be the #3 wide receiver.
Right tackle Jordan Mills is hoping to take his play to another level in year two.
Jon Bostic is the odds on favorite to win the strong side outside linebacker job.