Oddly, I think Langford could be the key to the chances of Essendon going deep into Sept next year.
If, and it is a major IF, he can hold his own as the big bodied ball winning midfielder Essendon need, then I think a top 4 finish next year is definitely achievable.
However, I’m yet to see anything to suggest that Langford is capable of succeeding in that mid-field role.
Don’t mind him as a half forward, but I don’t think there’s a place for him as a forward given all the other available talent.
I reckon Langford could be best suited to becoming an intercepting marking third tall defender, but I doubt he’ll get that chance in 2018.
Next season could well be mid-field or bust for Langford.