Jeremy Langford, Michigan St RB, 4th round, 106th Overall
This is why you have to wait a couple of seasons before grading draft classes. After his rookie season, fans and analysts were high on Langford. Some to the extent that they wondered why the Bears invested another draft pick in a running back in Jordan Howard the following season.
Langford showed some explosiveness in his rookie season, and although he struggled running inside the tackles, many thought with a better offensive line and some added strength that would come around.
Langford entered year two as the starter but was very ineffective and quickly lost his job to Jordan Howard. At that point, it was clear that Langford’s future in Chicago was murky at best. With Howard established as an every down back and the emergence of rookie Tarik Cohen, the Bears decided that Benny Cunningham would do a better job rounding out the backfield and let Langford go to start the season. He was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad before being moved to IR for an undisclosed injury a few weeks later.