2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Boston College EDGE Harold Landry III


PLAYER PROFILE


Height: 6-2

Weight: 252

College: Boston College

Class: Senior


TRAITS BREAKDOWN


SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4/5)

  • Average size/length
  • 32 7/8″ arms
  • Better fit as weak-side pass rusher

SNAP EXPLOSION (18/20)

  • Very good first-step quickness and get-off
  • Almost always the first to move after the snap

RUN DEFENSE (16/20)

  • Disciplined run defender
  • Capable edge-setter — keeps outside shoulder clean
  • Good play recognition/awareness

FLEXIBILITY (15/15)

  • ELITE bend around the edge
  • Can flatten the edge at very tight angles
  • Incredible balance and body control

POWER (12/15)

  • Not overpowering, but can generate some push against offensive tackles when he plays with leverage
  • Flashed some power moves (long arm/push-pull)
  • Strong enough to hold ground as a front-side run defender

TECHNIQUE (12/15)

  • Technically sound run defender — hand placement and leverage are textbook
  • Lacks variety as a pass-rusher — dip-and-rip is go-to pass rush move
  • Needs to develop a consistent inside counter-move

MOTOR (5/5)

  • Relentless pass rusher and pursuit defender

CLOSING SPEED (5/5)

  • Very good burst to finish plays in the backfield

VERDICT


NFL COMPARISON: Vic Beasley Jr.

GRADE: 87.00/100.00 — (EARLY-MID) 1ST ROUND — Good player with Pro Bowl potential

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