An unflappable defender who took all before him in his first season of league football. Langdon, who was plucked from the TAC Cup late in the 2013 National Draft, managed 19 senior games in his first year in the AFL system and was rewarded for his efforts with the Harry Collier Trophy as Collingwood’s best first-year player in 2014.
He wasn’t impacted by second-year blues, either, for he was one of just four Collingwood players to play all 22 games in 2015. Unfortunately, injuries to his knee and ankle ruined his momentum.
After playing 41 of a possible 44 games in his first two seasons, Langdon featured in just 16 of the 44 that followed.
At long last, he made his return on the Queen’s Birthday of 2017 and held his place for the remainder of the season. With a cool head, an obvious ability to read the play and clean disposal, Langdon will be eager to build on the gains made in late 2017 next season.
Draft history: Pick 65 2013 AFL Draft (Collingwood)