Giving new grades to the Chicago Bears 2015 NFL Draft class

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Chicago Bears, Jeremy Langford
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The Chicago Bears selected Jeremy Langford with their fourth-round pick in 2015

The running back position is not valued highly any longer in the NFL. Teams draft and drive their running backs into the ground. Then they spit them out and draft a new one. It’s common that running backs are highly drafted in the third through fifth rounds. Occasionally you will see a couple taken in the first and second rounds.

At the time, Matt Forte was the lead back, but Ryan Pace looked to shake things up by selecting Jeremy Langford in the fourth round. Langford had a solid rookie season playing behind Forte. He saw 148 carries for 537 yards and six touchdowns that year. Unfortunately, once Matt Forte was no longer with the team in 2016, Lanford struggled to make an impact. Langford only lasted two years with Chicago and never amounted to anything again in the NFL. Similar to Hroniss Grasu, Langford bounced around the league.

After the Chicago Bears cut ties with Lanford in 2017, he spent time on the Ravens and Jets practice squads. In 2018, Lanford parted ways with the Jets and then spent some time on the Dolphins practice squad. Finally, he landed with the Falcons and saw 16 snaps on offense that year. He is no longer in the league.

NFL Draft Grade: C-