Denver Broncos: Free agents who can help at cornerback
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 31: Brendan Langley #27 and cornerback Lorenzo Doss #37 of the Denver Broncos celebrate a defensive play against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Obviously, this option is not of the free agent variety, rather a practice squad player.
That particular player is Brendan Langley.
Langley was drafted in 2017 by the Denver Broncos. John Elway, the front office, and coaches made the decision to release Langley. However, Langley is a very raw and talented cornerback. The best way to develop Langley right now is on the practice squad.
Major League Baseball is not the only sport you see call-ups. The Denver Broncos will see Issac Yiadom active sone point during the season. But, with Jones and Brock struggling for any consistency, the Broncos could ultimately turn to Langley and Yiadom.
Langley is a big cornerback standing close to six-foot-two. He gets lost more often in coverage than he should but must trust his athletic build and frame to make up for other deficiencies.
In fact because of his height and frame, the Denver Broncos should consider him at safety if he does not pan out at cornerback.
It affords him the opportunity to utilize all of his athleticism and quickness to get the ball carrier and read the quarterback.