The Jaguars taken some interest in former Hampton College defensive end, Kendall Langford. If Hampton College rings a bell, it should, because Langford was a teammate of Jaguars linebacker Justin Durant, who the team used a second-round pick last April to select.
Langford has size that can't be taught at 6'5.5" tall and 297 lbs., and can rush the passer and play the run. Langford's production dropped off from eight sacks after his junior year, to just 2.5 sacks as a senior, largely in part to the graduation of Justin Durant. Scout.com 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. Langford 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."
Scout.com draft analyst and former NFL scout Tom Marino lists Langford as the 17th best prospect at defensive end with physical abilities of a first day pick. With the Jaguars obvious need at defensive end, Langford may be just what the doctor ordered as a beginning of the second day pick.
Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of JagNation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, MySpace Sports and Sportsillustrated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer. Feel free to contact him -HERE- with questions or comments.
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