Langley confident as NFL Combine workouts begin
UPDATE: Former Lamar University cornerback Brendan Langley currently has an NFL Combine grade of 5.32 through four sets of workouts.
Langley clocked a 40-yard dash time of 4.44 seconds, a 35.5-inch vertical jump and 123-inch broad jump on Monday. The former Lamar University cornerback was the top performer in Sunday’s bench press, pressing 225 pounds 22 times - the most of any cornerback at the combine.
The 5.32 grade slots Langley under the ‘NFL backup or special teams potential’ on the scouting combine’s 4.5-10 grading scale. The label sits below ‘Chance to become NFL starter’ and above ‘Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster.’
PREVIOUS: Brendan Langley’s best chance at impressing professional teams before late April’s NFL Draft happens today in Indianapolis.
Langley will be one of several defensive backs running through a series of physical tests at the NFL Combine, the invitation-only event for college football’s elite prospects.
The former Lamar University cornerback impressed in his only physical Sunday, bench pressing 225 pounds 22 times - the most of any cornerback at the combine.
Langley isn’t shying away from the opportunity to prove himself worthy of an NFL draft pick.
“I just want to show everyone that I’m the best all-around athlete here,” Langley said. “I’ve only had one full year at cornerback, but that will all come along with the experience and stuff like that.
“As far as run fast, jump high and all that kind of stuff, I’ll be the best one here.”
Langley, who had six interceptions as a senior, hopes to be the first Lamar player drafted since Tyrone Shavers in 1990.
A successful combine could elevate Langley’s stock, which has him on the fringe of reaching that milestone.
CBS Sports has Langley as the 236th best overall draft prospect, the 28th best cornerback prospect and projects him to be drafted in the seventh and final round.
NFL.com’s draft profile of Langley describes him as a ”‘size-speed’ prospect who could be taken much earlier than his Senior Bowl tape might dictate.”
Langley, at 6-foot and 199 pounds, had an interception during January’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, but was also beat for a touchdown.
Former Lamar coach Ray Woodard, who coached Langley the past two seasons, said he and Langley, who has been training in Phoenix, have talked occasionally since the end of the season last November.
“Brendan has worked hard and trained right,” Woodard said. “He needs to test well and I think he will.
Langley will complete the brunt of his tests, including the 40-yard dash and vertical jump, today starting at 8 a.m.
The combined will be televised on NFL Network.
“To be one of the first guys at the combine and hopefully one of the first guys since like the ’90s to get drafted from Lamar,” Langley said of his draft goals. “It’s definitely an honor.”
Freelancer Joe W. Everett contributed to this report
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