The wide receiver position is one of the strongest groups in the Canes locker room, and one of the elder statesmen in that room is redshirt senior Darrell Langham Jr. The Lantana, FL native was a 3-star recruit out of Santaluces High School had not seen hardly any action (save for a matchup with Florida A&M in 2016) during his first 3 years in Coral Gables, but worked his way into a meaningful role leading up to the 2017 season. Early in the season, Langham made the most of his opportunity, delivering 2 of the biggest catches of the season against Georgia Tech and to further the demise of Florida State’s season:
Langham has the makings of a big time receiver, a huge 6’4” 235 lb frame, great hands, and solid route running. But with so much competition in his position, and little to no experience going into last season, #81 struggled to maintain the form that thrust him into the spotlight, finishing the season with 11 receptions for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. The numbers are very unremarkable, but the tape shows a potential impact player. In 2018, Langham must show that he can play every down like the game is on the line by using his constant size advantage to make plays in the redzone and to dominate the field outside the numbers. His large frame could also make him an elite blocker on the edge, which would allow him to stay on the field for more plays. In an offense full of elite talent, a step forward for Langham in his last year with the Canes will go a long way towards boosting his draft stock and boosting the Miami passing game.