Recently I was able to conduct an interview via telephone and e-mail with LSU's do-it-all Offensive Lineman, Trey Langley. Trey was projected to be a top 5 prospect at his position before he tore his ACL in the second game of his Senior campaign. Now, Trey is in rehab getting ready to knock heads this fall in an NFL camp. Below is some info on Trey followed by our interview.
Name: Trey Langley
School: Louisiana State
Position: OG/OT/Deep Snapper
40-Time: 5.00(before injury)
Draft Status: Late Round/High Priority FA. Would have been a first day selection before injury.
My View: Trey is a very mild mannered guy with great potential. He's a devoted family man and will do whatever it takes to succeed. A very versatile lineman who can play all 3 O-Line positions and he can deep snap as well. Considered a steal for whatever team lands him. A quality young man.
Q: What kind of person will an NFL team get by drafting/signing you?
T.L.: I am a flexible player who has played right, left tackle and guard. I can predict almost every move from any given time. Ihave excellent football intelligence and I follow through with my blocking assignments.
Q: What have you heard about your draft status?
T.L.: Before my injury I was predicted to be in the 3rd round of the draft.
Q: What are your plans after football is over?
T.L.: I want to pursue a career in something that I love to do and still spend time with my family.
Q: Rank your three playing strengths.
T.L.: First I'd have to say my versatility. I can play everywhere on the O-Line and play very well. Second would be my quick feet, and third would be my agility.
Q: Rank your playing weaknesses.
T.L.: To be honest Matt, I don't have any weaknesses that stand out. I'd like to work on my upper body strength and leg drive, but I'm VERY solid in all areas of the game.
Q: Describe the injury you suffered earlier in the season and tell us how the rehab in going.
T.L.: I tore my ACL . Rehab is going extremely well. I plan to be 100% in March.
Q: With everything you've been through this past season, do you think there's something out there that you can't handle?
T.L.: No way! But if something happens to come along I will go with the flow and dust my hands and take it in stride. I've learned to roll with the punches.
Q: Do you feel you can come back and play at the same level you did prior to the injury?
T.L.: Yes, because I've had injuries in the past and I recovered very well. This will just require more work and effort, but I'm ready to committ myself.
Q: Do you feel you're mentally and physically prepared fo the NFL style of play? Explain.
T.L.: I have been preparing for this for five years and I'm ready to go that extra mile to reach the top. That's my goal and that's what im going to do.
Q: Describe the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night. What was it like for you to play there?
T.L: There was nothing like running through the tunnel and hearing the people screaming so loud that you can't hear yourself think. It sent chills down my back. It was also great that I got to play where my dad played at.
Q: Should you go undrafted by the NFL, would you consider playing for Coach DiNardo's team in the XFL?
T.L.: Ya, I wouldn't mind playing for him. He's not a bad guy. I plan on playing in the NFL, but the XFL is always an option too.