Just how much will Spencer Long‘s injury cost him in the 2014 NFL Draft?
Brandon Cavanaugh (Husker Corner):
First Selection: No. 87 overall (Round 3, Pick 87) by the Kansas City Chiefs
Revised Selection: No. 127 overall (Round 4, Pick 27) by the Cleveland Browns
As the tectonic plates of The League shifted, so did Long’s future. His injury is a major strike against him, but his potential is still there.
While he falls, it shouldn’t be far. There’s a team with plenty of picks in this draft that needs help on the offensive line.
Michael Straw (Fansided.com): No. 229 overall (Round 7, Pick 14) by the Dallas Cowboys
First Simulation: No. 233 overall (Round 7, Pick 18) by the New York Jets
Second Simulation: Undrafted
David Helman (DallasCowboys.com): No. 238 overall (Round 7, Pick 23) by the Dallas Cowboys
MockOne.net: No. 155 overall (Round 5, Pick 15) by the Miami Dolphins
Matt Miller (Bleacher Report): No. 196 overall (Round 6, Pick 20) by the Arizona Cardinals
CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora says Spencer Long “has a big buzz among (NFL) offensive line coaches.” #Huskers
— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) May 7, 2014
Jason La Canfora (CBSSports.com):
No one is talking about Nebraska offensive lineman Spencer Long, but I believe the kid is going in the second round. He is back from a knee injury that cost him the second half of his senior season, and impressed teams at late workouts and he has a big buzz among offensive line coaches. It’s possible Long could play all three interior line positions at the NFL level.
Nebraska OG Spencer Long had pre-draft visits w/Eagles, Bucs, Chargers, Dolphins, Falcons. Workouts w/Lions, 49ers, Giants & Colts
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) May 2, 2014
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