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.
For more, go to: JagNation.com
Small School Lightning Striking Twice?
Jags Illustrated Top Stories
LOCKED on JAGUARS 10-25Ben Freid gives you hot takes, a man who should be the next Jags GM/Head Coach and of course Jags vs Titans.
Name Five QBs Worse Than Blake BortlesIt sounds crazy to say out loud, but you'll find out quickly just how hard it is to name five NFL quarterbacks who are worse than Blake Bortles. I know, it just doesn’t seem right.…
A Tale Of Two QuarterbacksThere was a franchise quarterback sighting in Jacksonville on Sunday at Everbank Field! Unfortunately for most of the fans that attended the game, it was not Blake Bortles.
LOCKED on JAGUARS 10-24Ben Freid gives you his Top 5 takeaways from last night's game. Is Blake Bortles a franchise qb? Also exclusive Marqise Lee interview.