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2015 NFL Draft: Scouting Jeremy Langford, Michigan State running back

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Could the Denver Broncos add the former Michigan State running back?

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

One prospect who the Denver Broncos have met with and could consider in the middle rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft is former Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford. He is a 6'0", 208-lbs. running back who could fit well into Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. Langford is ranked as 86th overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports, and is ranked as the 9th best running back in the draft.

Langford played four seasons at Michigan State and put up some solid numbers for the Spartans. During his four season's he totaled 2,967 rushing yards and 40 rushing touchdowns. He also added 39 receptions for 219 yards and 1 touchdown. His best season came in 2014 when he totaled 1,522 yards rushing and 22 rushing touchdowns. Langford was honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2014.

Jeremy Langford:

Running back, Senior, Michigan St.

Height: 6'0" Weight: 208lbs 40 time: 4.42(Top performer at the NFL Combine)

Vertical Jump: 34.5 inches Broad Jump: 118.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.22 seconds 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.32 seconds

Bench Press: 19 reps

Film Room:


Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Runs low to the ground.
  • Keeps a low pad level
  • Shows good vision
  • Shows good balance
  • Good pass blocker
  • Chips well
  • Can be a receiver out of the backfield. Former receiver.
  • Makes people miss in the open field
  • Has a good spin move
  • Has that 2nd gear to extend runs

Weaknesses:

  • Not a physical runner
  • Doesn't have good start and stop speed
  • Not a great between the tackles runner
  • Takes hits instead of giving them
  • Will look to bounce runs outside too much

Does Langford fit with the Broncos?:

He does, but I would take someone else.

I don't view Langford as an NFL starter. I believe he is mostly going to be a third down/change of pace guy in the NFL. He doesn't run with the toughness I like from a back. I really don't view Langford as an improvement over any of the backs currently on the roster.

I think he does have the skill set to fit into Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme, so I wouldn't totally rule out them drafting him. I just think a back like David Cobb will interest them more than a back like Langford.

Langford is expected to go in the third or fourth round of the draft.