Just how good is Chris Long ?

Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by nunusguy, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. nunusguy

    nunusguy Hall of Fame

    Jun 9, 2004
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    I've been watching the VT-Virgina game and VUs DE Chris Long, son of former
    Raider & ESPN analyst Howie, has been getting a lot of hype. Then somebody
    covering the game (sounded like AW), said he had "12 SACKS" for the year.
    Anyway, I checked their website and sure enough, he's credited with 12 sacks. What's the big deal ? Hey these guys run a 3-4, and usually the downlineman in a 3-4 aren't sackers, but socalled "space-eaters" & 2-gappers
    to free up the ILBs to handle the running plays and the OLBs to provide the pass rush. We learned all of that from the Capers days with his 3-4, right ?
    How good would this guy be as a 4-3 DE ? And don't put it past the Texans to draft another downlinman ?
  2. TexansSeminole

    TexansSeminole Hall of Fame

    Apr 7, 2006
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    This guy is the real deal. He is double teamed on almost every play. He never quits on plays. I think he is a better 3-4 DE than a 4-3 DE but he has so much talent that I think he could be successful with either. It's not just his sacks, he pressures the QB on almost every passing play, and plays well against the run.

    I don't see the Texans showing any interest in him just because I don't see us drafting another D-lineman. However, if we did, I think he would end up being the best D-lineman that we would have drafted.

    I am real high on this guy. He is just the real deal Holyfield.
  3. threetoedpete

    threetoedpete Hall of Fame

    May 26, 2004
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    I agree: He may slide a bit, but he'll definatly be a top fifteen guy. I believe the fact that everyone knows the pedigree, that has helped push him up the mockers boards. He's a good player. I don't know if he's speedy enough to be a Jarred Allen. I do believe he is in the top 15. I also don't believe he is a for sure lock to be as productive as Jarred Allen or as productive as his dad was.
  4. V Man

    V Man Pumpkinhead

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Alamo City
    Question should be, if he is the best player on the board when the Texans pick, will they take him?

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