2014 NFL Draft: Nebraska OG Spencer Long to Visit the Eagles

Eric Francis

For more information on which draft prospects are visiting with the Eagles, check out our 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Visits Tracker.

According to a report from ESPN Insider Adam Caplan, the Philadelphia Eagles are one of the teams scheduled to bring in Nebraska offensive guard Spencer Long for a pre-draft visit. CBS Sports projects Long to be a 7th round draft pick or undrafted free agent.

Long, a 23-year-old senior, measures in at 6-5, 320 lbs. He started every game at right guard in both his sophomore and junior years. Long's senior season only lasted six starts before he suffered a season-ending knee injury. It's likely that the Eagles are bringing him in for a visit to check up on his medical status.

CBS doesn't have a scouting profile available but does include a brief bio on Long. He came a long way (no pun intended) from being a walk-on.

Senior Spencer Long had his 2013 season cut short after suffering a knee injury at Purdue in mid-October. Long underwent subsequent surgery and was lost for the season, the first in a string of crippling injuries for the Nebraska offensive line. Despite missing half of the season, the senior captain has continued to make a mark on the Husker program. Long has continued to provide leadership to his fellow offensive linemen, while making his mark off the field.

Long earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to help continue the Huskers' tradition of academic success. He was joined on the academic All-America team by his brother, Jake, a second-team honoree. The Long brothers became the third set of brothers in Nebraska history to both earn academic All-America awards, and the first to do so in the same season. Long was also one of 16 football student-athletes to earn the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented in New York City in early December. The award carried an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which Long intends to put toward medical school.

Originally a walk-on, Long was placed on scholarship before his junior season and earned second-team All-America honors in 2012. He was a leading contender for first-team All-America honors before his injury this fall. Long earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-medicine in December and is one of 19 seniors playing the bowl game as a graduate. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season.

Long's spider graph doesn't include workout numbers, but you can see he has a good frame:

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