View Full Version : Kendall Langford, DE, 6'6, 287 lbs, Hampton

03-24-2008, 09:24 AM

While he's a capable pass-rusher with 17.5 career sacks and 13 quarterback hurries, Langford is truly dominant in the running game. He reportedly yielded just six rushing yards while defending 71 runs that were directed at him during the 2007 season.

The 6-foot-6, 287-pound lineman is drawing interest from both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive scheme teams. According to NFLDraftScout.com, opponents ran at Langford 124 times the last two seasons and lost a total of 22 yards. The big guy has the brute strength of a James Harrison and enough speed to develope into a pass rusher. Some may call him a sleeper, but not the Steelers, who've shown interest all year.

So far, Langford has early-April visits penciled in on his calendar with the Vikings and the Steelers. And while other teams such as the Jaguars, Redskins, Colts and Eagles have all shown good interest in him, the Steelers, Jets and Dolphins appear to be the frontrunners at this point.

Sounds like the kinda guy we need. A DE who is a monster on run defense and has some potential to pressure quarterbacks. He is currently the 18th ranked DE on scout.com's draft board. A lot of that probably has to do with where he played. Hampton is a small college not well known for its football prowess. Because of that he may be a sleeper who we could take early on day two of the draft. :yellowthumb:

03-24-2008, 09:46 AM
DE depth is always a need, so why not?

03-24-2008, 09:57 AM
We've never been afraid to take a guy from a small school. This kid sounds like he's got the perfect fit to play in the 34. They might want to pack on another 10 pounds to his frame or so this offseason; we're all about stopping the run so this kid could fit right in if he can make the adjustment to the NFL.

03-24-2008, 10:00 AM
DE depth is always a need, so why not?

We need more than depth. The Brett Kiesel experiment was a failure IMO. Kiesel should return to his back-up role and special teams gunner while somebody else needs to play opposite Aaron Smith. I wouldn't be shocked at all if the two picks after Branden Albert were both D-line picks. :yesnod:

03-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Actually I was making a tongue-in-cheek joke that all we ever draft is depth as opposed to someone with a future.

04-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Would be a nice pickup,But if Balmer is there at #23 it wouldn't suprise me if we picked him and than went OL.