In an occasional feature, we're going to briefly highlight any of the lesser-known players that make an impact at camp. Today, we focus on Harvey Langi.
What he did:
Reports indicate that linebacker Harvey Langi was getting first team reps on the edge in practice today. He also stood out with at least one impressive play.
Harvey Langi just went step for step with Le'Veon Bell on wheel route, solid coverage. Darnold a would be sack, looked like Leo in there...next play another likely sack as Darnold scrambles and hits Robby #JetsCamp #Jets— NYSF Magazine (@NYSFmag) July 26, 2019
Langi joined the Jets in October last year and spent the last three months of the season on their practice squad. Prior to that he had made the Patriots' active roster as the highest-paid undrafted rookie in the NFL.
New England seemed intent on converting Langi from an edge defender into an off-ball linebacker but an early-season car accident derailed his rookie season. To that point, he'd played in just one game in a reserve role and was otherwise inactive. He was released in final cuts after the 2018 preseason.
In Friday's practice, Langi replaced Brandon Copeland, a player who himself has played both as an edge and off the ball. It would be ironic if he ends up pushing Copeland for a role, although this might just be a case of the coaching staff wanting to get a look at as many players as possible early on in the process.
More on Langi:
Here's the in-depth scouting report on Langi.