Before Combine: Hgt: 6070, Wgt: 315, 40YD: 4.96-5.08-5.17
Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 08/12/07: #1 OT, #6/750 Overall, Projected: Rnd 1 2007: Finished second in the voting for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy…Unanimous All-Big Ten Conference first-team pick and named the league's Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second-straight season…Added Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors…
Hugh R. Rader Jr. Memorial Award recipient as Michigan's top offensive lineman and received the Mike Gittleson Award, given to the U-M player who exhibits a resolute work ethic and commitment to preparing for the game...Served as team captain for the second consecutive campaign, starting all thirteen games at left offensive tackle…Helped the team average 385.1 yards per game…The Wolverines amassed 1,251 of their 2,144 yards on the ground over Long's left tackle position, as he registered 119 knockdowns, including 18 touchdown-resulting blocks…Allowed only one quarterback sack on 423 pass plays and was penalized just once, finishing with an 87.85% grade for blocking consistency…Also recorded one solo tackle. All-American, started all 13 games at left tackle in '06. Missed time w/ankle injury. Played in final five games and started four games at left tackle in '05. All-Big Ten second team in '04. Did not see game action in '03.
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Draft Scout Jake Long News
03/26/13 - Tackle Jake Long has the opportunity to make a lot of money if he plays all the seasons on his four-year contract with the St. Louis Rams. However, the team also has some safeguards in the contract in the event injuries continue and his performance suffers, as it did the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
Long missed a total of six games the last two years, including four in 2012.
As originally advertised, Long's deal is worth $34 million in base terms over four years. However, while $20 million could end up being guaranteed, as of now only $12 million is fully guaranteed. In reality, he received a two-year, $16 million contract. Long received a signing bonus of $5 million, and his $3 million base salary for 2013 is fully guaranteed. With the bonus prorated over four years, his salary-cap charge for this year is $4.25 million.
The remainder of his salaries are $8 million in 2014, $9.25 million in 2015 and $8.75 million in 2016. The $8 million salary in 2014 is guaranteed for skill only, but only $4 million is currently guaranteed for injury. That $4 million becomes guaranteed if he is on the Rams' roster on the final day of the 2013 league year, which would be next March.
Another $4 million of his 2015 salary would be guaranteed if he is on the roster on the fifth day of the 2015 league year.
Long can also earn another $2.5 million over the life of the contract in incentives and escalators. There are $375,000 in unlikely-to-be-earned incentives each year for playing time, playoffs and Pro Bowls. In addition, there are escalators up to $400,000 in 2015 and $600,000 in 2016 based on playing time.
Even assuming Long receives the additional $4 million guaranteed in 2014, if his play isn't what the Rams expect during the next two seasons, they could terminate the contract in March 2015, having paid him $16 million and responsible for only $2.5 million of signing bonus money that would accelerate onto that year's cap.
03/25/13 - LT Jake Long's contract with the Rams is reportedly worth up to $36 million. That can be significant. When contract numbers are reported after agreements are consummated, the information comes from agents who want the deals to sound as high as possible.
Some agents will include incentives and performance bonuses in the total value, thus inflating the number. For consistency, the best way to report contracts is to simply include base terms like signing bonuses, roster bonuses, reporting bonuses and base salaries.
Profootballtalk.com reported the deal is worth $34 million with incentives that would bring it to $36 million, and that there is $16 million fully guaranteed with another $4 million that will be fully guaranteed next year.
01/02/13 - LT Jake Long (triceps) already had surgery and should be ready for OTAs.
12/05/12 - OT Jake Long landed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a left triceps injury, leaving the team to chase its slim postseason hopes without one of its offensive line mainstays.
Long, who will be a free agent this offseason, was hurt Sunday while blocking New England linebacker Rob Ninkovich late in the first quarter and left the game.
12/05/12 - LT Jake Long (triceps) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, ending his season. Jonathan Martin will play left tackle, Nate Garner will play right tackle and Will Yeatman and Patrick Brown will be the backups.