Weight: 304 lbs
Arm Length: 32 1/8”
Hand Size: 10 7/8”
Long is the son of NFL legend Howie Long and the brother of St. Louis Rams star Chris Long. He has awesome size and couples that with elite athleticism.
Long began his career in Oregon as a defensive end but converted to the offensive line. Here he has become the leader of an Oregon offensive line that clears the way for an explosive offense. He has good footwork and uses his frame well.
Long isn't going to be knocked over and understands assignments well. His length is great against rushers, and he is good in both run-blocking and pass-blocking.
Long doesn't do anything at the elite level. While he is a solid blocker, he still struggles against high-caliber defensive linemen.
Long is still very raw and needs to be coached well. In the first practice of the Senior Bowl, he looked comfortable against defensive linemen but struggled when against speed rushers.
Long is an underrated tackle who has a very solid skill set. His blood-line seems to suggest that he could be great at the next level. While he does have some deficiencies, his ability to plug in right away and be a serviceable right tackle while still developing makes him an attractive pick.
The Cowboys need to improve the right tackle position. Doug Free has been awful and Tony Romo can't endure another season with Free at the helm. Long offers the Cowboys a long-term solution that can be dominant after a year of coaching and experience.