The Denver Broncos selected Lamar's Brendan Langley with the 101st pick in the third round — their first compensatory pick. After losing No. 3 cornerback and special teams captain Kayvon Webster in free agency, the Broncos restocked the position with Langely.
Denver finished as the No. 1 passing defense in 2016. The Broncos top-3 corners are as deep and talented as any in the NFL. Beyond them, however, the group gets thin. Lorenzo Doss will now have his work cut out for him with Langley joining the squad.
Langley finished his collegiate career at Lamar, after transferring from Georgia. He's no stranger to Division I competition.
Langley earned Southland Conference first-team honors as a cornerback and returner. He finished third in the nation with six interceptions last season and he took two punts to the house.
At the Senior Bowl, Langley began to make some noise. The Broncos were attracted to his athleticism and ability to contribute on special teams.
Langley clocked a 4.43 40 at the Combine. Overall, some might say that Denver reached a little for Langely. But they got the player they wanted.
Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel shared his thoughts on Brendan Langley.
Big, long and athletic, Langley is an immediate contributor on special teams and should beat out Lorenzo Doss for the No. 4 cornerback position. Langley has a nose for the ball and offers a lot in run support, which is what caught Denver's eye.
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