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So Your Team Drafted Spencer Long....

Eric Francis

The first thing you should know about Spencer Long is that he was the man who helped out a Offensive Line at Nebraska that seemed to struggle with pass blocking while excelling very well as a run blocking group. It seemed that whenever Tim Beck needed a yard to keep the game going, the Right Guard in Long was the man where the RB went, either straight up or on a counter play.

The main memory of most, though, is seeing Long being owned by RaShede Hageman of Minnesota in his final college game, but little did we know that he was so injured, that would be his final one as a Husker. (Edit: I forgot that Long had been hurt in the Purdue game instead. That's my fault.)

He's a smart guy too. A Honor Roll man all five years of his time in Lincoln with 3 years on the B1G Honor Roll and a Academic All American in 2013 along with being a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in the same year. He'll be something after his Football playing days, but he's smart enough to know what's going on in any team's playbook.


Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 320 pounds
Arm Length: 33 1/8"
Hands: 10 3/4"

Combine Results:

Bench Press: 28 reps @ 225 pounds. Long did no other runs and such due to recovery from his knee injury.

College History:

2009: Walk-on, Redshirted.
2010: Freshman, did not appear in a game.
2011: Sophomore, started every game for the Huskers. 
2012: Junior, started every game for the Huskers. 
2-13: Senior, started 6 games before injury ended his career at Nebraska.


Long is going to be a physical project, and probably good for a spot that he's not going to need to start right away, but once he's back to shape physically, will be a stalwart at OG. Few and far between teams in the NFL are run heavy anymore, but at the same time, he'll be a every down guy who, if he stays healthy, will be a guy who is a rock solid contributor for years to come. He'll be going to medical school with his scholarship from the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete award he got in December. However, until then, he'll be a fantastic addition to any NFL team.

Team: HTTR!