As a three year starter, Long racked up 246 tackles, 39.5 of which came for a loss. Long added 12.5 sacks during his career, including seven in his final year at West Virginia.
While inside linebacker wasn’t a need for the Titans, Long provides some ability on special teams, potentially with some upside as a Wesley Woodyard replacement down the road.
Here’s the scouting report from SBNation’s West Virginia blog, The Smoking Musket.
An undersized prospect, standing under 6’-0” tall, Long has “it”. However you choose to define it for a defensive football player, Long has that quality. He instinctively finds the football and quickly, strongly, and immediately brings down the ball carrier - often behind the line of scrimmage. There is a reason he is named Mr. TFL. Long missed the first four games of his sophomore year and still finished 4th in the Big 12 in tackles. Despite playing only 11 games last year due to a hurricane, Long finished with over 100 tackles. In his 2+ years starting, he had over 250 tackles and 40 tackles for loss.
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