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Grade
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  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 41.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 216LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Long is a good collegiate receiver who will struggle to make the transition to the next level of football due to his lack of speed, acceleration and quickness. He is a good route-runner and does a good job of reaching out to pluck the ball in his hands. He is a bit tight in the hips and struggles to sink his hips to get in and out of his breaks with a lot of quickness and burst. He does a good job of reading coverages and will settle into the soft spots in zone coverage to provide a good target but is not going to get upfield quickly after the catch and get a lot of yards once the ball is in his hands. He has a chance to compete for one of the final roster spots based on his receiving and route-running skills.

Analysis

Strengths

Long is a tall receiver with a thick muscular build. Heady player who runs precise routes and uses shoulder and head fakes to gain separation. Consistently finds holes in zone coverage to keep the chains moving. Has reliable hands and catches the ball away from his body.

Weaknesses

Does not have the top-end speed or explosiveness to separate in man coverage at the next level. A bit stiff in the hips and loses speed in-and-out of breaks. Lacks the athleticism to gain yards after the catch in open space. Despite his size, he does not high-point the ball well and is not a threat in the red zone.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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