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Family matters … no matter the background

Kyle Long (Brian Spurlock/USA Today)

Kyle Long and Mychal Rivera both have famous relatives, just in different forms of entertainment. Family can help shape NFL prospects, but from here they have to stand on their own.

How much do bloodlines mean for an NFL draft prospect's value? The Mannings (Archie, Peyton and Eli), the Matthews (Clay Sr., Clay Jr., Clay III, Bruce, Casey and Kevin) and the Kalils (Ryan and Matt) have all shown that football genetics can certainly help build a better NFL player. This year, it's Kyle Long, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long and younger brother of St. Louis Rams... Recommended Stories