Hunter Long
Hunter Long  TE  Boston College | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Hunter Long
Height
6-5
Weight
253
College
Boston College
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Exeter
77.0/100
Player Rating
4
PositionRank
4.83
FortyYD Time
Receptions
57
Rec YDs
685
Rec TDs
5
Rec AVG
12
Hunter Long Prospect Overview
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Hunter Long TE Boston College | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Hunter Long TE Boston College
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.83 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 253
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Overall Rating: 77.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
75%
Short Receiving:
84%
Intermediate Routes:
90%
Deep Threat:
87%
Blocking:
58%
DRAFT GRADE: 3rd Position rank: #4
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1351
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (68/100)
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.

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How other scouting services rate Hunter Long (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
105.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
4.0