- Jeff Dickerson, Chicago Bears beat reporter
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' fourth-round draft pick.
The pick: Jeremy Langford, running back, Michigan State
My take: Bolstering the depth at tailback is a priority because of Matt Forte's soon-to-be expiring contract and coach John Fox's running back by committee approach. Langford doesn't have a ton of miles on his body because he only started his final two seasons at Michigan State (50 appearances, 27 starts). The tailback left school with 2,967 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns on 577 career carries. He has great size at 6-foot-1, 208 pounds. Langford also spent time at cornerback and wide receiver during his time in East Lansing. Langford said the positional versatility earlier in his career made him a better running back. He describes himself as a versatile tailback who is capable of picking up the blitz. Langford is expected to push 2014 fourth-round pick Ka'Deem Carey and veteran Jacquizz Rodgers for the main backup role.
100-yard man: Langford had 18 career 100-yard rushing games, third most in Michigan State history. His 15 consecutive 100-yard performances in Big-Ten regular season games is a school record. Langford also finished his career with 16 straight 100-yard rushing games versus Big Ten opponents.
A few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' fourth-round draft pick: Jeremy Langford, running back, Michigan State.