The Georgia Bulldogs announced on Monday that Brendan Langley, a cornerback who started four games for the Bulldogs last season, will be moving to wide receiver. Langley becomes the third defensive back to leave the Bulldogs’ defense. Shaq Wiggins and Josh Harvey-Clemons recently transferred, leaving the Bulldogs a bit thin in the secondary.
Damian Swann will be the only cornerback on the roster with more than one start. Langley began last season as the starter before he lost his spot to Wiggins. The sophomore finished his true freshman season with 12 tackles and two pass break-ups. The move seems surprising to some because of the lack of depth at the position. Don’t worry, though; Bulldog fans should be excited about the move. Langley was a great playmaker with the ball in his hands during high school. He has great speed and good hands.
It will take some time for Langley to get used to playing the position, but with a little practice, he should become a go-to receiver. Many people don’t understand the reasoning for the move, seeing as the Bulldogs’ secondary really struggled last season and could really use the experience in 2014, but Langley will provide more depth at the wide receiver position beyond the 2014 season.
With the pending departures of seniors Chris Conley, Michael Bennett and Jonathon Rumph after this coming season, the Bulldogs will need some experience at the position. If there is one player with the ability to make a smooth transition between positions, it is Langley. At 6-foot-1 and 181-pounds, he has decent size for a wide receiver. He seems excited about the move and shouldn’t have trouble finding his way into the rotation.