Hunter Long
Tight End from Boston College 2021 Draft Profile
Hunter Long
Height
6-5
Weight
253 lbs
College
Boston College
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Exeter NH
77/100
Player Rating
4
PositionRank
4.83
FortyYD Time
Receptions
57
Rec YDs
685
Rec TDs
5
Rec AVG
12
Hunter Long Prospect Overview<
Boston Globe

Hunter Long TE Boston College Draft Profile

Miami Dolphins Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 81 (MIA)

Long was the focal point of the Boston College offense during the 2020 season and has a solid projection at the pro level. He is considered to be the third/fourth tight end on most draft boards currently. He gives you a high-floor, low ceiling and teams will regard him as a safe but unspectacular player.

Strengths
  • Looks to get involved downfield and will block multiple defenders on a single play when he can. Understands his role as a blocker.
  • Knee-bend and technique are good and he shows decent power when his hands hit the target.
  • Good body control to reach back for the pass behind him. High-points passes and has good vertical, timing, and hand-eye coordination in jump-ball situations.
  • Has hands of glue, about as good as you'll see in the sport.
  • Soft, reliable hands center the big target for quarterbacks. Shields the defense and will let the ball into his pads to protect it when about to absorb a big hit over the middle.
Weaknesses
  • High cut frame and limited power in hands prevent a top blocking grade.
  • Is a bit high-hipped and slow to get rolling. Frame limits upside as a blocker.
  • Possesses only average straight-line speed and is a bit stiff as a route-runner, showing only average flexibility and burst out of his breaks.
  • Only average lateral agility to elude and might not be fast enough to be a consistent threat down the seam against NFL competition.

We expect him to be picked at the top of the fourth round.

How other scouting services rate Hunter Long (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
105.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
4.0