Nov 17, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington State Cougars linebacker Travis Long (89) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Long and the NFL: Profile

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
11 1 13 0 0.09
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
11 42 19 61 5.55
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
11 12.0 79 1.09
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
11 8.5 73 0.77
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
11 3 3 1 0

Pac-12 linebacker draftee comparisons

Travis Long is not as athletic as many of the other linebackers in the draft, but like all the other greats that were less athletic, he makes up for it with relentless effort and solid technique. His injury has clearly dropped him on the overall board, but he still shows a 3rd/4th round grade on many team boards. If he goes lower than that he’ll be an absolute steal, and honestly he may be an afterthought on the first and second days.

Other players at his position look more athletic on tape and are going to be a more “sexy” pick to a team who didn’t get to evaluate Long in person. He’s a player that really could have used a Combine appearance to secure a spot in the early to mid 3rd round if healthy, but such is life sometimes. Somebody will understand what he brings to the table once NFL camps roll around, at the very least. For now he’ll just be hoping that he doesn’t slip past the 4th.

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