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Reshard Langford (SS)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 213
College: Vanderbilt
Conference: SEC
Hometown: Tanner, AL
High School: Tanner
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Overview

Langford is a prototypical strong safety with a strong build and a linebacker mentality. He had 247 tackles, 16.5 for loss and eight interceptions as a four-year starter for the Commodores, a school known for its defense in recent years. Teammate CB D.J. Moore gets a lot of well-deserved recognition. Langford's leadership on and off the field was another big reason for Vandy's successful 2008 campaign.


High School

Three-year starter for north Alabama 2A power... Two-year captain... Started at running back and free safety... Named 2A First Team All-State defensive back and All-Region after senior season... As a senior, selected as Decatur (Ala.) Daily's 1A-3A Player of the Year and Athens (Ala.) News-Courier's Player of the Year ...As senior, rushed for 1,459 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per carry, and 30 touchdowns, leading Rattlers to 10-2 record and second round of playoffs... On defense, contributed three interceptions and 59 tackles... Rushed for 1,351 yards and 15 touchdowns as junior... Also returned a punt and interception for touchdowns during season... Starred on basketball, baseball and track teams... Two-time All-Region pick as forward/center in basketball... Placed in four events in state track meet as junior.


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Analysis

Positives: Well-built athlete with good upper- and lower-body strength. ... Breaks down in space and wraps up to secure as a tackler. ... Quick to attack the line of scrimmage in run support, and initiates contact with tight ends in pass coverage. ... Takes on blockers in the open field. ... Explosive as a hitter and can be an intimidator. ... Quick feet in his pedal, can transition forward to close on the out route. ... Good hands for the interception whether on tipped balls or closing on a ball in coverage. ... Swarms to the ball on most every play, even if the action goes away from him. ... Vocal leader, team captain. ... Intelligent player. ... Good special teamer who works hard to get downfield to block on return teams or drop the hammer in kick coverage.


Negatives: Average height for an in-the-box safety. ... Hits with his shoulder, instead of wrapping up, in the secondary and when coming downhill on running backs. ... Despite his build he can be tossed aside or pushed backward by blocking tight ends on the line or at the second level. ... Man cover skills are questionable. ... Lacks the great vertical leap to high-point the ball. ... Gets sucked in by underneath routes, leaving his cornerback vulnerable deep. ... Lacks elite quickness, but has enough speed to survive.


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