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Name: Harold Landry (+) Coming off Oct 2017 Ankle INJ
College: Boston College     Number: 7
Height: 6-2   Weight: 252
Position: OLB  Pos2: DE  Class/Draft Year: Sr/2018
40 Low: 4.54
  40 Time: 4.64
   40 High: 4.74

Projected Round: 1      Stock: 
Rated number 2 out of 148 OLB's     15 / 2197 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6023
Weight: 252

PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.64

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.63
20 Yard (ET): 2.69
20 Yard (HH): 2.56
10 Yard (ET): 1.59
10 Yard (HH): 1.59
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 24
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 09'11"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.19
3-Cone Drill: 6.88


Dates: 03/21/18
Hand: 09 3/8  Arm: 32 7/8
Wingspan: 78 7/8

Height: 6023
Weight: 252

40 Yard Dash (HH): 
20 Yard (HH): 
10 Yard (HH): 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 4.74  Stood on Combine Numbers.
 Data Scout Notes: 2017: (+) Coming off Oct 2017 Ankle INJ/3rdC...PMaxwell/PBednarik...2016: 2ndC...2015: HMC/NAM
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  Harold Landry, Jr.
Boston College Eagles
Outside Linebacker
6-2, 250, 4.74, #7
Spring Lake, North Carolina
Pine Forest High School


 Update

  12/13/17 - DE Harold Landry of Boston College, one of the top pass-rushing prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, told Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com that he is "fully committed" to playing in the Senior Bowl as he recovers from an ankle injury. Landry is ranked as the 18th-best overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. He missed the final four games in an injury-plagued senior season in which he recorded five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Landry (6-3, 250) set the Boston College single-season record with a national-best 16.5 sacks last year as a junior, when he earned some second-team All-America honors. He had 22 tackles for loss last season.

12/02/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DE Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College, 61 Votes,...Landry earned All-ACC honors for the third time in his career after an injury-riddled senior campaign. The North Carolina product played in eight games before an ankle injury forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season. Landry is tied for the team lead with five sacks and ranks second in BC career history with 26.0 sacks. - Boston College Football


 Overview

  With a year longer to get stronger and hone their technique, most prospects boost their stock by returning for another year of college.

Due to both injury and game-planning against him, however, that may not be the case for Boston College's Landry, whose production in 2017 - 38 tackles, including 8.5 for loss and five sacks - pales in comparison to previous years. Landry, notably, was limited to just one tackle in his most eagerly anticipated matchup of the year, a faceoff against fellow highly regarded senior NFL prospect, left tackle Mike McGlinchey of Notre Dame.

Landry surprised many by electing to return to Boston College for his senior season after a dominating 2016 campaign in which he recorded 51 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles - the latter two of which not only were career-highs and led the ACC, they set the standard for all FBS defenders that season.

Landry was not quite as flashy a year earlier as a true sophomore but he was highly effective off the edge, racking up a career-high 60 tackles (including 37 solos) and 15.5 tackles for loss to go along with 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He earned Honorable Mention accolades from league coaches, the first of three consecutive years in which he was recognized with All-ACC honors after seeing limited action as a freshman (11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss while appearing in all 13 games).

While Landry's disappointing production in 2017 is a factor every NFL will weigh, it does not necessarily eliminate him from first round consideration. Every team in the league is looking for pass rushers and few can boast Landry's explosive first step and bend off the edge. Better yet, Landry has experience rushing off both sides and from the two and three point stances.

Further, with all due respect to Landry's teammates at Boston College, the Eagles simply do not possess the same supporting cast as some of the other top-ranked edge rushers in this class, explaining why his statistics slipped a bit even before sustaining the ankle injury which robbed him of the final month of the season. Much more than in the previous two seasons, opponents clearly game-planned for Landry in 2017, often sending double-teams his way (or at least a chip from backs and tight ends), running away from him, keying him on read-option and drawing him upfield only to run draws or screens around him.

With impressive performances at the Senior Bowl and Combine, Landry's ranking as one of the elite senior defenders in the 2018 draft and a likely first round selection would seem secure.

BACKGROUND

Landry turned down offers from some of the most prominent programs in the country to sign with Boston College, including Clemson, Auburn, Ohio State, and Florida State. He earned Semper Fi All-America honors as a high school senior in 2013 with 96 tackles, including 78 solo tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
Landry possesses a compact, well-developed frame with above average arm length for his height. His most exciting trait for the NFL is his first step explosiveness. Whether rushing from the two or three point stance, Landry fires off the ball like out of a gun, often exploding past college tackles with just his initial burst. Complementing this speed is terrific core flexibility to dip under the reach of tackles, scrape the corner sharply and close on the ball-carrier. Landry shows very good lateral agility and balance to sprawl to avoid would-be cut-blocks and slip by lunging linemen. Though he lacks ideal length and power, Landry's quickness upfield helps him maintain his run containment responsibilities and he fights for position, ripping free from much bigger blockers at the final moment to get in on the stop on the edge. Landry also is effective when opponents opt to run away from his side, showing excellent vision, agility and effort to pursues from the backside. He shows good speed and a second-gear to close to deliver some impressive hits. Landry shows very good hand-eye coordination and an obvious focus on attacking the ball, forcing 10 fumbles from 2015-2016. He was rarely used in space as a pass defender but shows the instincts and agility to handle more of this duty if asked. - Rob Rang 12/16/2017

WEAKNESSES
Landry is a bit of a one-trick pony as a speed edge rusher, relying upon his initial burst to cross the face of offensive tackles and making it relatively easy to game-plan against him and mitigate his effectiveness. While agile enough to use on stunts, Landry needs a lane as he does not possess ideal girth or strength to bulldoze through NFL offensive linemen. Though competitive, Landry can be overpowered at the point of attack in the running game. For an edge rusher, Landry only flashes awareness of passing lanes, recording five passes defensed as a junior (including an impressive interception vs. Maryland in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl) but only two (one each in his first two games) as a senior. -- Rob Rang 12/16/2017

COMPARES TO: Kevin Greene, Rams/Steelers/Panthers. Just like the 6-3, 247 pound Greene, Landry is an explosive edge rusher whose best attribute is his ability to harass opposing quarterbacks, whether it be from the left or right side, out of two or three point stance.

IN OUR VIEW:
Landry may not possess ideal height or length but his exceptional initial quickness and flexibility make him one of the best - and proven - edge rushers in the 2018 NF draft. A three-time All-ACC selection, he set the school record and led the country with 16.5 sacks as a junior but saw his


 Career Notes

  Set the Boston College single-season record with 16.5 sacks in 2016 ... third in BC record books with 21.0 career sacks ... 39.0 career tackles-for-loss rank fourth in BC history while 22 in 2016 was second all-time in one season.

 2017 Season

  Landry missed the final four games in an injury-plagued senior season in which he recorded five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Landry (6-3, 250) set the Boston College single-season record with a national-best 16.5 sacks in 2016 as a junior, when he earned some second-team All-America honors. He had 22 tackles for loss last season.

12/02/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DE Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College, 61 Votes,...Landry earned All-ACC honors for the third time in his career after an injury-riddled senior campaign. The North Carolina product played in eight games before an ankle injury forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season. Landry is tied for the team lead with five sacks and ranks second in BC career history with 26.0 sacks. - Boston College Football


 2016 Season

  Walter Camp All-America Second Team ... AP All-America Second Team … Phil Steele All-America Fourth Team … voted to the All-ACC Second Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and league’s head coaches… AP and Phil Steele All-ACC First Team … recipient of the Division I Gold Helmet of the Year and the George “Bulger” Lowe awards ... named to the Division I All-New England Team

Ted Hendricks Award finalist … played in all 13 games, making 12 starts … led the nation with seven forced fumbles and 16.5 sacks … fifth in the nation and second in the ACC with 22.0 tackles-for-loss …notched 51 tackles on the year, including 24 solo stops … added four pass breakups, seven quarterback hurries and an interception to statistics on the season … part of the defense that ranked on eight top-10 lists, including ninth in total defense (314.2 yards/game), second in sacks (3.62 sacks/game) sixth in tackles-for-loss (8.2 TFL/game) and seventh in rushing defense (108.5 yards/game) ... BC defense tied the school record with eight sacks twice, at Massachusetts (Sept. 10) and vs. Maryland (Dec. 26) and recorded at least 10 tackles-for-loss four times … BC’s 47 sacks on the season tied the school record set in 1994 … notched 1.5 sacks in the victory at Massachusetts (Sept. 10) while recording three total tackles and a forced fumble.

Set a career high with three sacks and five tackles-for-loss in the win over Wagner (Sept. 24) ... recorded third forced fumble of the season against Buffalo (Oct. 1) … recorded a sack and fourth forced fumble with six total tackles against Clemson (Oct. 7) ... recorded a sack and forced fumble in the win at NC State (Oct. 29) ... named Co-ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for efforts against the Wolfpack … tallied six solo tackles, including four TFLs and two sacks, with a forced fumble at Florida State (Nov. 11) ... tallied a sack and forced seventh fumble against Connecticut (Nov. 19) ... recorded a season-high seven tackles, including 4.5 tackles-for-loss and three sacks in the victory at Wake Forest (Nov. 26 ), breaking the Eagles’ single-season record ... earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for efforts in win over the Demon Deacons … notched four tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss and first career interception with a return of 20 yards in the Quick Lane Bowl victory over Maryland (Dec. 26) … part of the defensive line that was deemed bowl MVP.


 2015 Season

  Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts, including the final nine games of the 2015 season … recorded 60 tackles, including 37 solo stops, to go along with 15.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery … earned All-ACC honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches … a member of the BC defense that was ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense (254.3 yards per game) … was tied for 27th nationally with three forced fumbles

In the ACC, was tied for fourth in forced fumbles and tied for eighth with 15.5 tackles for a loss … recorded his first career sack, part of 1.5 tackles for a loss (12 yards), and forced two fumbles against Maine (Sept. 5) … notched a career-high 11 tackles (seven solo) – including 4.5 tackles for a loss (27 yards) and 1.5 sacks against No. 9/6 Florida State (Sept. 18), earning ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors … added five tackles against Northern Illinois (Sept. 26) and six tackles at Duke (Oct. 3) … in addition to his five tackles at Louisville (Oct. 24), he also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble with a 34-yard return … two of his seven tackles against Virginia Tech (Oct. 31) were for a loss … added five tackles (4-1) vs. NC State (Nov. 7) and six tackles at Syracuse (Nov. 28)...Tallied six solo tackles, including four TFLs and two sacks against Florida State (Nov. 11) ... also added his sixth forced fumble of the season at FSU.


 2014 Season

  Appeared in all 13 games … recorded 11 tackles, including six solo stops, and 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards … registered first career tackles - two unassisted – against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) … tallied a season-high three stops (two solo) against Southern California (Sept. 13) … notched one tackle against Maine (Sept. 20), at NC State (Oct. 11), Clemson (Oct. 18) and Syracuse (Nov. 29) … assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard against the Black Bears … registered first career unassisted tackle for a loss of three yards against Clemson … had two tackles (one solo) against Louisville (Nov. 8).

 High School

  Earned Semper Fi All-America honors as a senior in 2013 … also garnered Associated Press All-State and first-team all-conference honors in 2013 ... ranked seventh among all high school players in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... named the 2013 Mid-South Defensive Player of the Year ... tallied second-team all-conference honors in 2012 ... finished the 2013 season with 96 tackles, including 78 solo tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.

 Personal

  Harold Landry … enrolled as a communication major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences … recipient of the Corrado and Potapchuk Family Scholarship Fund … Harold is the son of Doreen and Harold Landry.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
03/06/18 - 2018 NFL Combine Winners: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College...After leading the FBS in sacks in 2016, Landry had a forgettable senior season due to injury. However, he helped remind scouts why he is deserving of first-round consideration. At 6-2 and 252 pounds with 33-inch arms, Landry ran a 4.64 40-yard dash with a 1.58 10-yard split, 6.88 three-cone and 36-inch vertical. Cut from the same cloth as Vic Beasley, Landry should hear his name called on night one of the draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/27/18 - 2018 NFL Combine: Key Medical Evaluations: Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College...A possible first-round pick if he declared last year, Landry returned for his senior season, but his sack production nose-dived from 16.5 in 2016 to only five this season. Nagging injuries, mainly a bum ankle, were the culprit. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/13/17 - DE Harold Landry of Boston College, one of the top pass-rushing prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, told Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com that he is "fully committed" to playing in the Senior Bowl as he recovers from an ankle injury. Landry is ranked as the 18th-best overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. He missed the final four games in an injury-plagued senior season in which he recorded five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Landry (6-3, 250) set the Boston College single-season record with a national-best 16.5 sacks last year as a junior, when he earned some second-team All-America honors. He had 22 tackles for loss last season.
12/02/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DE Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College, 61 Votes,...Landry earned All-ACC honors for the third time in his career after an injury-riddled senior campaign. The North Carolina product played in eight games before an ankle injury forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season. Landry is tied for the team lead with five sacks and ranks second in BC career history with 26.0 sacks. - Boston College Football
09/27/17 - DE/LB Harold Landry led the country in sacks and forced fumbles last year and is a preseason All-America projected somewhere in the first round of the NFL draft. He is ranked, as an outside linebacker, No. 17 in the country by NFLdraftscout.com. He really wasn't his usual factor in the first three games but was more active at Clemson. Still, he has just one sack in four games. He had 16.5 to lead the nation last year.

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