FOX Sports' Jerry Czarnecki writes that he's been hearing Jake Long doesn't want to come to Miami:
Of course, there is a deadline to these contract talks and then the Dolphins will move onto the next person on their board. Apparently, it isn't Virginia's Chris Long.
Well there's a kick in the balls!
However, don't jump to conclusions here. It's very possible that another team who wants Jake very badly (maybe the Rams or Falcons) have put this rumor out there so as to try and get the Dolphins to question Jake's motivation. After all, if you knew a player didn't want to come to your team, but would just because of the money and prestige of being #1 overall, would you draft him? I didn't think so.
So let's not try to get too bent out of shape over this. Who even knows where Czarnecki got this info from? I'm sure it wasn't from Jake or from Jake's agent. So like I said, I wouldn't at all be surprised if this was a ploy by another team to get the Dolphins to pass Long up.
Interesting to note, though, that Czarnecki also believes Chris Long is not next on the list. Though he doesn't say who is, it's been rumored for some time that Vernon Gholston is the #2 guy on Miami's draft board. However, with only 2 weeks to go, the misinformation is flying everywhere and I wouldn't be shocked to know that neither Jake Long or Gholston are at the top of Miami's draft board.