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Rien Long

DT | (6-6, 302, 4.99) | Washington State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1999. Started four games and played 10 in 2000, when he missed one game with an ankle sprain, and had 15 tackles, five tackles for loss and one sack. Started every game he played in '01 and '02, but was suspended one game in '02 for bringing alcohol on the team plane. Had 33-10-3 in '01 and was second-team All-Pacific-10. Won the Outland Trophy and first-team All-Pac-10 honors last season, when he had 52-211-13.

Positives: Is very quick and quick off the ball. Uses his height to gain and maintain leverage. Dominated in the Ohio State game until he was injured. Is tough, hustles and competes. Will not lose many at the point of attack and can close on the quarterback. Shows ability to beat the double team. Good but not great strength in his upper body.

Negatives: Is not a real power guy, but his frame will take more bulk and size. Needs the bulk to play a full season inside. His speed to the outside is average and inconsistent. Had knee and shoulder injuries and doesn't show polish in many of his pass-rush moves. Will struggle against double-team, and doesn't always overpower in one-on-one situations. Plays tall. Looks stiff at times. Doesn't look fluid on the move.

Summary: May be special if he can stay healthy, play with more power and evolve into a consistent pass rusher.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.