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David Long | Cornerback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198

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Michigan junior CB David Long declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Long (5'11/198) graded out fantastically by Pro Football Focus metrics this past season, allowing a passer rating of just 36.9 when targeted -- the top mark in the Big Ten. By traditional statistics, the junior registered 17 tackles with an interception and six passes defended for the 2018 campaign. We dig his physical approach to the game, though The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs notes that he can occasionally have a tendency to get a little too obvious with opposing receivers, which can run the risk of drawing penalties. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Long as the No. 8 draft-eligible corner prospect for the spring. Jan 2 - 2:44 PM

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Michigan junior CB David Long remains undecided about declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.

When asked about declaring for the draft, Long said, "I’m just worried about getting the game out of the way, and then (I’ll) delve into that stuff." That confirms that Long will play in Michigan's upcoming Peach Bowl. If he declares, Long will be in the mix as a top-10 corner in this draft class. Pro Football Focus notes that Long allowed a 36.9 passer rating when targeted which was the lowest in the Big Ten. Teammate Lavert Hill also remains undecided.
Mon, Dec 24, 2018 05:23:00 PM

Michigan sophomore CB David Long (undisclosed) has returned to the team sideline after being taken to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game at Ohio State.

According to the report Long, who suffered an undisclosed injury during the quarter, has been lobbying coaches to re-insert him into the game when the Michigan defense gets back onto the field. Michigan's defense has been banged up this quarter, as Rashan Gary and Devin Bush have both suffered injuries with the former receiving fluids on the sideline.
Sat, Nov 24, 2018 02:46:00 PM

Michigan sophomore CB David Long allowed just one reception on eight targets in Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Long dominate in this one as he had 32 snaps in coverage and only allowed nine yards and had one pass breakup. As a true sophomore he isn't draft eligible for 2019, but will likely be one of the most talked about prospects next season. The Wolverines take on Penn State next week.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 11:43:00 AM

Michigan sophomore CB David Long allowed the lowest passer rating of any returning cornerback in the FBS according to Pro Football Focus.

When quarterbacks targeted Long , their passer rating was only 11.9, easily the lowest of any returning player in the FBS. On top of that, Michigan's other starting corner -- Lavert Hill-- allowed a rating of just 38.4, 12th among returners. Good luck, Big Ten passers. Long will be one of the top cornerbacks to watch in the 2020 draft -- assuming he has similar production to this over his sophomore and junior seasons.
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 06:07:00 PM

Pro Football Focus passes along that when targeted during the 2017 season, Michigan freshman CB David Long allowed a passer rating of just 17.6.

This was the best mark of any corner in the FBS. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound true freshman posted 20 tackles and six passes defended to go along with a pair of interceptions in his inaugural campaign at the collegiate level. He ranked as ESPN's No. 104 overall prospect in the 2017 class coming out of high school. That he is already finding major success with the Wolverines bodes well for his future in the program. Michigan was working in a slew of new pieces defensively during the 2017 season and still excelled on that front. They figure to field a potential top-10 defense in 2018.
Sat, Jan 13, 2018 03:14:00 PM

Four-star CB David Long committed to Michigan.

When Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh was pictured climbing a tree like a feral cat several days ago, he was actually at Long's house on a recruiting trip. Though we wouldn't put it past Harbaugh to just climb trees for fun. Long checks in at No. 104 in the ESPN 300.'s Greg Biggins calls him a "smart player with a high understanding of how to play the game and always competes at a high level." The 5-foot-10, 176-pound recruit oozes speed and uses that to aid his recovery on the rare occasion when receivers happen to slip past. As to why Harbaugh was climbing his tree, Long said, "My little sister asked if he could climb the tree. He was just trying to fulfill her request." He didn't actually succeed in the climbing it, but managed to snag Long's commitment nonetheless.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 06:50:00 PM