Photo of Harvey Langi
Grade
5.13 ?
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.83 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 251LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Elder Harvey Langi (pronounced long-ee) has seen the Utah-BYU rivalry from both sides. He was a star at Bingham High School in Utah and signed with the Utes, playing 11 games as a reserve running back (13-70) in 2011. He then went on his two-year church mission to Tampa, Florida, and upon his return decided to transfer to in-state rival Brigham Young. Langi played in 12 games, starting one, as a defensive end and linebacker for the Cougars in 2014 (14 tackles). He moved into the starting lineup at linebacker in 2015 (68 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions) and followed that up with a solid senior year (57 stops, five TFL, two sacks).

Analysis

Strengths

Athletic with moldable traits. Former running back who has been bounced around on defensive side and should be able to unlock his athletic ability once he gets set at inside linebacker. Has enough upper body strength and footwork to play off blocks and work towards the ball. Good close-out burst to the sideline. Able to stay square to line of scrimmage for extended lateral slide thanks to twitch and power in feet. Has man cover potential in passing game. Aggressive working downhill with speed to shoot gaps.

Weaknesses

Lacking necessary instincts for the position. Thinks rather than reacts. Is slow to find the football and has issues with misdirection. Maturity has been an issue in the past. Way behind with his fundamentals for position. Showed improvement with feet and hands this year but they still need work. Has to fire a strong punch earlier in rep to keep himself clean. Play base gets narrow at times and his contact balance is inconsistent. Needs to do better job of playing disciplined, gap-sound football.

Sources Tell Us

"Go back and watch him against UCLA and Michigan in 2015 and you will see what he might become at middle linebacker. I don't know why (BYU) put him on the edge this year because it didn't help them and it did the kid a real disservice." - NFC West area scout

NFL Comparison

Mark Nzeocha

Bottom Line

Athletic, traits-based prospect who is behind with his fundamentals and instincts, but is still in the process of learning his position. Langi looks undraftable based on this season's tape, but he played out of position for much of the season and could find more success once he can stay inside. A solid Shrine Game week and a good combine could land him on Day 3 of the draft and propel him into an NFL backup role.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.