Two former B1G football stars have inked their rookie contracts with the Los Angeles Rams.
Friday, former Michigan cornerback David Long Jr. and former Wisconsin offensive lineman David Edwards both inked their rookie deals. Both are now officially members of the Rams, which are the defending NFC champions.
Long was selected in the third round by the Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft, going No. 79 overall.
“I did a lot by myself, but with the help of a lot of people, whether it was resources, their help, their time, words of wisdom, knowledge, anything,” Long said. “There are too many people between the Michigan connections I’ve made, out here in L.A., just all over — a lot of people have been really generous with their time and their resources to help me get here, so I’m thankful to all those people.”
Edwards was picked in the fifth round, with the 169th selection.
“I think when I got here and came off the plane it kind of just hit me, like ‘Holy crap we are here in L.A.,'” Edwards said. “Then when I got the chance to go out there with the team and be with the O-line, I think it all kind of hit me like ‘This is real.'”