The Denver Broncos spent their 101st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft — a compensatory selection — on Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley. With rookie mini-camp kicking off on Thursday, the Broncos took care of business quickly, inking Langley to a four-year deal.
Langley joins Denver's No Fly Zone secondary as the low man on the totem pole. But he has the talent to rise up the depth chart quickly.
At 6-feet tall and 201 pounds, Langley has the size to play Denver's physical brand of coverage on the outside and the 4.43-speed to keep up with the NFL's best wideouts. He'll step into a competition for the No. 4 cornerback spot with 2015 fifth-rounder Lorenzo Doss and 2015 seventh-rounder Taurean Nixon.
Helping Langley's cause is his special teams acumen. The Broncos lost two key special-teamers in free agency this year, but Langley has the skill-set to not only serve as a gunner, but also as a returner.
Although the next three days will be spent with his fellow rookie brethren, Langley will get the chance to start soaking up all the knowledge the veterans of the No Fly Zone can offer him when the team kicks off Phase 3 of their OTAs on May 23.
The Langley signing comes on the heels of Denver also signing their first-rounder Garett Bolles earlier on Thursday. The Broncos signed fifth-rounder Isaiah McKenzie, sixth-rounder De'Angelo Henderson and Mr. Irrelevant Chad Kelly earlier this week. That leaves just three more rookie draft picks left to sign.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.