Rankings

Player Display Name: 
David Long

Inside LineBacker
School: West Virginia | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.2 / 227 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.46
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Undersized run-and-chase linebacker with an explosive style. Incredibly quick, breaks down well and displays a terrific closing burst. Slides off blocks, nicely redirects to the action and wraps up tackling. Gets depth on pass drops, covers a good amount of area on the field and plays with suddenness. Sells out on the blitz and consistently flies around the action.
Neg: 
Occasionally bites on the play-action pass and comes up the field too quickly. Lack of height will limit him at the next level.
Analysis: 
Long is an explosive run-and-chase linebacker who quickly chews up ground and immediately gets to the action. He plays big football despite his size and would be an asset on the inside of a 3-4 alignment as well as on special teams.