Photo of Brendan Langley
Drafted By: Broncos

Combine Results

Grade
5.37 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.21 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.19 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 201LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

A Marietta, Georgia native, Langley signed on with the home-state Bulldogs as a top 25 cornerback recruit nationally. However, the team asked him to move to receiver at the start of his freshman season. Eventually Langley moved back to the cornerback spot later that year, even starting four games in nine appearances (12 tackles, two PBU). He played just five games, starting once, at Georgia in 2014 (four tackles, one TFL, one PBU). Looking for more playing time, he transferred to Lamar for his junior year (11 games, three starts, 21 tackles, one interception for 86-yard TD, 11 pass breakups). Langley played receiver at times in 2015, as well (4-51, TD). Southland Conference coaches voted him first-team all-conference as a cornerback and punt returner in his final year, as he intercepted six passes (tied for third nationally), broke up seven passes and scored twice on punt returns (21-245).

Analysis

Strengths

Still raw, but very moldable for defensive backs coach who loves to teach. Has a stiff, disruptive punch from press coverage and can uncork it from his backpedal. Former wide receiver with excellent ball skills. Uses well-timed leaps to high-point the football like a basketball rebounder. Comfortable from bail coverage and shows the eye discipline to manage his man and the quarterback's eyes at the same time. Has desired length for the position with blazing speed to carry vertical routes down the field.

Weaknesses

Technique from press coverage is all over the place. Narrow base causes poor balance in his transitions against an inside release. Ragged backpedal needs work. Doesn't have clean "stick and drive" footwork when triggering forward from his pedal. Struggles to stay in phase with receiver throughout the route. Had some really disappointing reps in one-on-one drills at the Senior Bowl allowing excessive route separation. Not an aggressive run supporter and will wait on running backs to take it to him.

Draft Projection

Round 5-6

Sources Tell Us

"Personally I wouldn't kill the guy. They ran like two coverages and he's still learning how to play after being a receiver. He's got size and speed and I think he can be coached up to be way better that what you saw in Mobile." - NFC national scout

NFL Comparison

Anthony Brown

Bottom Line

Langley is a "size-speed" prospect who could be taken much earlier than his Senior Bowl tape might dictate. Langley displays issues with his mirror and match footwork from press coverage and might be better suited in off-man or zone coverage where he can read quarterbacks and utilize his ball skills with the play in front of him. Langley has NFL backup potential.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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