Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton was impressed wi... - [Full Article]

Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton was impressed with how rookie Jeremy Langford performed in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Langford rushed for 21 yards on six carries—all on the Bears' third possession of the game, which the 6-foot, 208-pounder capped with a one-yard touchdown plunge.

"The kid works his butt off every single day," Drayton said Monday night on "The Bears Coaches Show" on WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM. "It was great to see him go in there and not flinch and just keep the ball moving for us. Obviously he was excited to get his first touchdown at Soldier Field, and I'm excited for him."

The Bears selected Langford in the fourth round of this year's draft. He was a productive four-year contributor and two-year starter at Michigan State, rushing for 2,944 yards and 40 touchdowns on 568 carries his last two seasons.

Fantasy Impact: 

Langford is an all-around back who showed his skills as a pass blocker Sunday against the Cardinals when he took on 6-foot, 246-pound blitzing linebacker Kevin Minter, the story said. Pass protection is a big key when it comes to rookie backs getting on the field so Langford appears ahead of the game.

Filed Under: 2015, W3

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