Phil Emery began his second NFL draft as Chicago Bears general manager Thursday night, and used the No. 20 pick in the first round to select offensive lineman Kyle Long of Oregon.

"He is the type of athlete and player that we have targeted," Emery said of Long. "He's a fast, tough, dynamic athlete."

Long comes with a terrific pedigree as he is the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long and the younger brother of Rams defensive end Chris Long. He came on during his senior season for the Ducks, playing in 11 games and making four starts. That was the only season he spent at Oregon as an appeal for an extra year from the NCAA was turned down. He played left tackle at Saddleback (Mission Viejo, Cal.) Community College in 2011.

Long has good size and is athletic, making him ideal as a left guard candidate. Scouts say he’s known as a physical and nasty performer. He’s good on his feet and is an excellent athlete as an interior lineman. However, he lacks experience in college and scouts say he will need to be developed for the transition to the professional game.

"He's going to start out a guard," Emery said. "We feel like he can be a starting right tackle. We feel he can be a good left tackle. ... We see a player that is going to contribute right away. His Senior Bowl was excellent. I thought he was the best offensive lineman on the field."

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick.

While linebacker Manti Te'o waited, his former Notre Dame teammate, tight end Tyler Eifert, went one pick after the Bears' choice, going to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 21.

Emery had done everything but take out a classified advertisement to announce the Bears’ pick was available for trade. Emery was interested in moving down in the first round to add additional picks because the Bears were without third- and seventh-round picks.

In trade-down scenarios, the Bears could have dropped down further in the first round and potentially added a second- or third-round pick. Possible trade partners were the San Francisco 49ers at No. 31, Atlanta Falcons at No. 30 and Houston Texans at No. 27, according to the Tribune’s Dan Pompei.

“My experience is that you may get two or three (teams interested in the pick) about three or four spots before your pick and then you may get more at that pick, but it gets real serious when you’re on the clock,” Emery said last week. “But certainly we’ve had discussions and we’ll see how it goes. It depends on whether our player’s at that spot and we feel like he has the value that we don’t want to move out of the pick, or whether their player’s on that spot.”