University of Nebraska
Draft Position: Round 3, 78th overall
Twitter Handle: slong_61
It's no secret that the Washington Redskins offensive line not named Trent Williams was downright terrible in 2013. With RG3, Alfred Morris, and an extremely improved receiving corps, the offensive line will still be the weak point of a very talented offense for the Skins in 2014. The question is, will the line improve in 2014? New head coach Jay Gruden began bulking up an offensive line that was undersized and pushed around far too often in 2013 by drafting two mammoth lineman including Long.
Roster Bubble: Options: Makes Roster
Spencer Long will make the roster, the question is when will he be ready to contribute for the Redskins? Long has a lot going for him. First of all, he is younger, bigger, and more athletic than 2013's starting right guard Chris Chester. The fact that Chris Chester is coming off a poor season in 2013, and carries a high cap number ($4.3 million, can save $2.7 million if cut) will also work in Long's favor. Because of Chester's age, performance, and cap number, Long can show the Redskins that if he is even comparable to Chester, the Redskins may opt to cut him to gain some cap room. Long and Chester will battle throughout training camp for the starting guard position, I've got Long coming out on top, the question is when? I'll make a "Bold" prediction and say that Spencer Long will be the starting right guard week one versus Houston.
Matt the cat taught me a few things about stress management over a martini today ✊ http://t.co/gW5CdUVTA6— Spencer Long (@slong_61) June 4, 2014
Gruden on OG Spencer Long: "He did a great job. From the first through fourth practice... He's going to be competitive right away."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 17, 2014