The NFL trade deadline in quickly approaching, and although the deadline usually comes and goes without much noise, the St. Louis Rams could get involved. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, teams have been calling about defensive tackle Kendall Langford.
As we mentioned in our Three Players the St. Louis Rams Should Trade article last week, we suggested that Langford would be good trade bait for the Rams. With the emergence of Aaron Donald this season and his ability to rush the passer as well as stop the run, Langford’s playing time has decreased.
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Langford is on pace for only 21 tackles this season which would be his lowest total since his last season in Miami. Other than that however, the Rams defensive tackle has put up consistent numbers with the Rams including 49 tackles and five sacks last season.
What makes Langford even more valuable is that he has shown that he can fit in and succeed as either a 3-4 defensive end of a 4-3 defensive tackle throughout his career. Not many players are able to do that which makes him an asset to more teams.
The Rams are in need of a linebacker and cornerback depth, but whether or not the Rams will be able to trade away Langford with his $5-million cap number will be another challenge. Stay tuned for more updates.