Thursday, January 12, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
CHRIS LONG: Virginia, 6033 274 4.79. Three-year starter with big hands and explosive edge quickness. Has the quickness to counter all blocks. Gets a great jump on the ball. Has quick hands. High motor quick twitch player. Instinctive, is in the right place at the right time. Demonstrates the ability to explode and unlock hips with force. Strength to control the point of attack against the run. Finishes pursuit. Gets through traffic and runs the play down. Smart, competitive, and athletic. Son of Hall of Famer, Howie Long. Good use of hand quickness, extension, placement, and punch. Can control the blocker with his hands. Good chase player. Takes proper downfield angles. Doesn’t stay blocked. Disengages to get in on tackle. Plays with a good base and leverage. Usually double teamed. Gets his hands up on pass rush. Has the awareness to get into the throwing lane. Persistent, gets the offensive tackle on skates with leverage. Smooth on twist stunt. Plays with a low pad level. Can either stand up or put his hand down to be effective. Moved around the defensive line where he played end or tackle. Will play outside on the next level or he will get worn down as a tackle. Mentally and physically tough. Good leadership skills. Functional playing strength. An every down player that could play outside on first two downs and play down side on third down. Has a series of moves. A physical tackler. Can turn speed to power. Disruptive player. OSR:5/31. Edge speed:left 1.87, right 2.00. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-10, BP-DNP, 10-1.57).