Michigan is as good as school in the country at producing lineman, and Long is next in line. He was solid his first two years in the program but took a step up as a junior last year. He was named team captain on his way to earning All American and All Big 10 honors. Long turned down the NFL to return to school, and racked up more All American honors in the process.
Long is the prototype left tackle. He has an excellent frame, with room to potentially add more bulk. He is a good athlete that slides well laterally in pass protection and can adjust to athletic edge rushers. In the running game he shows the ability to drive people off the ball, and the ability to block on the move.
There isnít much to dislike about Longís game. Maybe he isnít an athletic freak or dominant at the point of attack on every play, but he is a complete tackle prospect.
Long could have been a Top 10 pick last season but decided to return for his senior year. He did nothing to hurt his stock this year, and he should be the top offensive lineman selected this year.