Falcons look at Langford and Hawkins

Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that the Falcons have already conducted a workout with Hampton defensive Kendall Langford. Langford measured 6’6″ 287 pounds at last month’s Combine, where he ran a 4.97 40 and did 24 bench reps of 225 pounds. Langford is widely considered to be one of the premier defensive ends in this year’s draft class that projects to the 3-4 scheme, but likely would play defensive tackle in the Falcons 4-3 scheme. In four years at Hampton, he recorded 236 tackles, 24.5 sacks, and 56 tackles for loss. This past year, he had 6 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 72 tackles.

Thompson also reports that the Falcons have shown interest in Toledo’s Andrew Hawkins. Hawkins played both wide receiver and cornerback for Toledo, as well as returned kickoffs. He is the younger brother of NFL defensive back Artrell Hawkins, currently with the New York Jets. Hawkins is considered a sleeper in the draft, but has been garnering greater interest from NFL scouts as of late due to his impressive Combine workout last month. There, he ran a 4.34 40-yard dash, a 38-inch vertical leap, and 4.03 20-yard shuttle time, which would have been among the top for either wide receiver or cornerback position. At 5’7″ 187 pounds, however Hawkins would be considered undersized for either offense or defense. This past season, Hawksin had 29 receptions for 246 yards (8.5 avg), 54 rushing yards on 11 carries (4.9 avg) and a touchdown, returned 21 kickoffs for an average of 17 yards, and had 14 tackles on defense.

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