SENIOR BOWL: 'Boys Show Interest in DE

The Ranch Report continues to take a look the top prospects the Cowboys spoke with during the week of practice leading up to the Senior Bowl. Today, it's one of those "under the radar" players who grabs our attention.

Despite several significant shakeups in the Dallas coaching staff last week, including three assistants going to the Miami Dolphins, the Cowboys remained active at the Senior Bowl workouts in Mobile, Ala.

One of a handful of players that received significant attention from the Dallas coaching staff was Hampton's Kendall Langford.

Langford recorded 51 total tackles last season, including 8.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. At a shade over 6-feet-5 inches tall and weighing in at 297 pounds, Langford is viewed as the perfect size for a defensive end in the 3-4 scheme.

While his production did drop after a junior season which saw him sack the quarterback eight times, not to mention record 15.5 tackles for loss, he is still viewed as a defensive end with plenty of upside. draft expert Chris Steuber had this to say about Langford:

"Langford has tremendous size as a rush end, and has the physical tools to defend the run. He makes a lot of plays in the backfield, and his 8.5 tackles for a loss this season (51 total tackles) say a lot about his ability to get around the edge.

"He was considered to be a first-day selection before this season, but it now seems likely he'll drop into day two and be a late third-round pick." draft analyst and former NFL scout Tom Marino currently lists Langford as the 17th best prospect at defensive end with physical abilities of a first day pick.

The Cowboys are looking to add depth on the defensive line this offseason, including drafting a nose tackle and/or defensive end.

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