The Washington Redskins have selected Nebraska offensive guard Spencer Long at pick number 78 of the third round. This pick comes as the result of a trade the Redskins made with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys moved up to the Redskins pick at number 34, and the Redskins received the Cowboys number 47 and 78 pick in the third round.
The Redskins and head coach Jay Gruden have specified the desire to add more size to the offensive line and Long at 6’4, 320 certainly helps add size to the line. The Redskins have made the offensive line a priority in this draft with the additions of offensive tackle Morgan Moses at pick number 66 and now Spencer Long at pick number 78.