Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 7:08 AM EDT Apr 27, 2019 Michigan had two players – Devin Bush Jr. and Rashan Gary – selected in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, but although many analysts thought the Wolverines could have two second-round picks, their names were not called. Defensive end Chase Winovich and cornerback David Long were thought to be sure second-round picks by many draft analysts but had to continue waiting into the third round where they both were taken early. Winovich was selected by the New England Patriots with the 77th pick and Long is heading home to Los Angeles to play for the Rams, which made him the 79th overall pick. The NFL Draft concludes Saturday. Bush was the No. 10 overall pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Gary went No. 12 to Green Bay. Earlier this week, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper projected Winovich and Long, who both had strong NFL Combine showings, in the second round. Winovich returned to … [Read more...] about Wolverines Chase Winovich (Patriots), David Long (Rams) wait until third round to be called
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 10:28 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Former Michigan cornerback David Long has always been low-key when it comes to attention, so it came as no surprise that he didn’t crave media coverage during his pre-draft preparations. Long, who left the Wolverines with a season of eligibility remaining, might have quietly gone about his business, but he has made a splash entering his professional career. He was taken in the third round by Los Angeles Rams with the 79th overall pick on Friday. Long, who had a strong performance at the NFL Combine, had 17 tackles, one interception and eight pass breakups last season. He had six pass breakups in 2017 and three interceptions his final two seasons as a starter. His 4.46 40-yard dash was fastest of his position at the combine. After Michigan’s Pro Day, Long said he was letting his agent handle everything and just wanted to know when and where he had to be to work out or interview with a team. … [Read more...] about Michigan cornerback David Long goes to Los Angeles Rams in third round
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 2:46 PM EST Jan 2, 2019 Michigan will be without cornerback David Long next season after he announced Wednesday his intention to purse his NFL dreams. Long, a first-team All-Big Ten selection this season by the coaches, had an interception and eight pass breakups. Cornerback Lavert Hill last week announced he will return to Michigan for his senior year. Ambry Thomas likely will be the favorite to replace Long at cornerback next fall. In his statement released on social media, Long, from Los Angeles, called being at Michigan “one of the greatest honors of my life” and he thanked coach Jim Harbaugh for the opportunity, and position coach Mike Zordich and defensive coordinator Don Brown for their impact on his life. “I know that great things are ahead for Michigan football,” Long wrote. “I also know that my ultimate dream has always been to play in the NFL. As such, I am choosing to pursue that dream … [Read more...] about Michigan cornerback David Long to enter NFL Draft
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 7:18 AM EST Dec 25, 2018 Atlanta — Three Michigan starters have decided to sit out the Peach Bowl game and prepare for the NFL Draft, but junior cornerbacks David Long and Lavert Hill will play and then decide their futures. Michigan (10-2) will face Florida (9-3) in the New Year’s Six bowl game on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium but will be without defensive end Rashan Gary, linebacker Devin Bush and running back Karan Higdon. “That was their decision, we respect it,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “I have respect for them — that’s their decision to make.” Long said he has not submitted for an NFL grade that offers prospects an idea where they might be drafted, and Hill said he’s not waiting on a grade. “I’ve got to make a decision, but I’m just waiting until after the game,” Hill said Monday. “I’m just worried about … [Read more...] about UM’s David Long, Lavert Hill will make NFL decision after bowl game
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Scharfenberg November 14, 2018 This story is part of the 2018 Top Places to Work issue. We’ll reveal the list of honorees Thursday evening on BostonGlobe.com. A mensch in the corner office — admired and generally well-liked — is good for morale. But what about the balance sheet?A CEO can certainly coax good work out of appreciative subordinates. And being tight with the rank-and-file can lead to valuable intel about what’s really going on with the company.But new research suggests “prestige-oriented” leaders — that is, those who rely on the esteem of colleagues rather than the fear inspired by traditional “dominance” types — can struggle with one key aspect of the job: decisions that are good for the organization but unpopular with underlings. “That desire to be respected and admired can be an … [Read more...] about As leadership styles lean kinder, how do bosses make unpopular decisions?