Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jake Long is the Man

About time. We can finally stop dreaming up fantasy scenarios of trading down or passing on the #1 pick. Forget the "Freudian Slip" that cast the doubt on the possibility of selecting Jake Long. And definitely forget the rumors that Long had no interest in playing for the Dolphins. ESPN and the Sun-Sentinel are reporting that Jake Long has agreed to a contract with the Dolphins and will be the #1 overall selection come Saturday at 3pm.

The press conference should be in about half an hour. I suppose they might release the terms then. For now it's unknown how much the contract is for. I don't really care. It's going to be a huge number that will restrict us financially if Long doesn't produce at a high level. I'm just happy we have our LT and can move on to other pressing needs in the draft.

This makes the Dolphins offensive line one of the finest young lines in the league. For once we'll actually have a good offensive line. I hope. Look for a pass rushing OLB/DE and a QB to be selected in the 2nd rounds. The rest is a crapshoot no matter what draft experts tell you, but I'll still come up with a mock draft later this week.

5 comments:

Angel said...

5 year 57.5 million with 30 mil guaranteed. less over all from last year with more per year... seems fair and proabbly the best we could get.

Kahlos said...

I kind of wanted chris long but after seeing this guy's highlight tapes before the press conference makes me excited to see him lay some guys out next year.

Angel said...

Yup and looks like he will be playing LT which should give us a pretty nice dominant line for many years to come.

Aldo Quintanilla said...

The contract is huge but at least it is 5 years. That way if Long is a bust we won't be responsible for his cap hit for that long. It's usually 6 years.

Kahlos said...

This guy won't be a bust... He's solid and will be a good contributor for a long time. He's just what we needed.