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Long started his first 47 games at Washington State, but he wasn't able to play in his collegiate finale after tearing his ACL on Nov. 17 at Arizona State. Though the injury will certainly affect his perception heading into the draft, Long put up some impressive numbers over four seasons in Pullman despite only being on the field for nine victories. He recorded 42 tackles for loss, fourth-most in school history, and 20 1/2 sacks, sixth-most in school history. Those numbers are particularly impressive considering he was one of the Cougars' only defenders that offenses believed would pose any threat. He played defensive end in Washington State's 4-3 scheme for his first three seasons before becoming a hybrid as a senior, generally being used as an edge rusher as coach Mike Leach switched to a 3-4. That's likely where his NFL future lies, as he lacks the strength to play every down with his hand on the ground. Teams weren't able to get a look at him in any postseason All-Star games or at the NFL combine due to the injury, so it's unclear if he'll get drafted. If he does, the ACL will likely sideline him until at least the beginning of training camp, but Long could be a good late-round pick for a team looking to add depth in the pass rush.