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2015 NFL Draft: Broncos visited with Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford

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Could the Broncos add competition to their backfield?

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According to the Denver Posts Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos have already visited with former Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford.

Langford played four seasons at Michigan State and put up some solid numbers for the Michigan State Spartans. He totaled 2,967 yards rushing with 40 touchdowns and a yard per carry average of 5.1. He also has 39 career receptions for 219 yards and 1 touchdown. Langford had back to back seasons of at least 1,400 yards on the ground and at least 18 touchdowns. His best season came in 2014 when he totaled 1,522 yards rushing and 22 rushing touchdowns.

Langford is listed at 6'0", 208lbs which makes him a little smaller than the rest of the Broncos running backs. He clocked a 4.42 40 time at February's NFL Scouting Combine.

Langford projects as a change of pace/third-down back in the NFL. He has the speed you look for but doesn't have the tackle breaking ability needed to be a full-time starter in the NFL. He projects to be a mid-round pick in the NFL draft. Langford is a very good pass protector. If you can pass protect, you will see some playing time when Peyton Manning is your Quarterback.

Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak has a history of turning average running backs into 1,000 yard rushers. He did it this past season with journeymen running back Justin Forsett. When he was a coach under Mike Shanahan, the Broncos routinely turned late round running back into 1,000 yards rushers. With all this said, it does make sense for the Broncos to be peaking at this years strong running back class.

C.J. Anderson should be your starter this season. He earned that with his great play in the second half of the season when he carried the Broncos offense. After Anderson, it is a bit of a toss up. 2013 second round pick Montee Ball is coming off a disappointing 2014 season, Ronnie Hillman is entering his final year of his contract, and Juwan Thompson might be playing fullback.

Broncos meet with receivers Tre McBride, Keith Mumphery:

The Denver Posts Mike Klis tweets out that the Broncos met with wide receiver Tre McBride and Keith Mumphery.

Dove Valley has been a busy place lately.

McBride is a 6'0", 210 pound receiver out of William and Mary. He played four seasons there and put up some solid numbers. He totaled 196 receptions for 2,652 yards and 19 touchdowns.

McBride would give the Broncos depth at receiver, and a guy who can return kicks and punts. He's projected to go sometime in the middle rounds of the NFL Draft.

Mumphery is a 6'0", 215lb receiver out of Michigan State. He is expected to be a priority free agents when the draft concludes.