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Ole Miss Texan
11-21-2006, 09:21 PM
Sorry if there is already a thread strictly on Landry. It seems he is the highest touted (sp?) Free Safety in this coming draft. I like the idea of getting a true Free Safety that knows where the ball is. Is a ball-hawk and hard hitter, not just hit the receiver after the ball is there. Here is some information from lsu's football website. (Cut and paste= kind of like my school papers.) Thought this was interesting...mark him down as my 1st rd pick. It does not have this seasons numbers though.

LaRon Landry # 30
Free Safety - FS
Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
Senior

2005 Third-Team All-American (AP)
2005 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2005 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2004 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 First-Team Freshmen All-American (Football Writer's Association, Collegefootballnews.com)
2003 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2003 Freshmen All-SEC Team (SEC Coaches, Knoxville News-Sentinel, The Sporting News)

Opted to return to school for his senior season in 2006 ... By all accounts, would have been a first round draft pick in last year's NFL Draft ... Goes into his final year with the Tigers rated as one of the nation's top defensive backs and has been projected as an early first round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft ... ESPN ranks him as the No. 1 defensive back in college football, Athlon's tabs him as the No. 1 safety and The Sporting News lists him as the No. 2 free safety ... Has been named to virtually every preseason All-America team going into the 2006 season ... Also on the watch list for the Ronnie Lott Trophy, the Bednarik Trophy and the Nagurski Trophy ... Leader of an LSU secondary that has been ranked the best in college football by Athlon Magazine going into the 2006 season ... Could go down as the best defensive back to ever play at LSU ... Brings a fierce and intimidating style to the LSU secondary ... A ferocious hitter with a knack for finding the football ... Has led LSU in tackles two of the past three seasons ... Carries a string of 35 consecutive starts in 2006, which began with 10 straight starts as a true freshman to cap LSU's National Championship season in 2003 ... Goes into the 2006 season with 241 career tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 9 interceptions and 7 sacks.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played and started all 13 games at free safety for the Tigers ... Named a third-team All-America by the Associated Press after recording 69 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and a sack ... Earned first-team All- SEC honors from the league's coaches and was a second-team all-league pick by the AP ... Intercepted 3 passes to run his career total to 9, which ranks as the highest total among active players in the SEC ... Recorded season-high 11 tackles in overtime win over Auburn ... Add 7 tackles and a sack for a 10-yard loss against Alabama ... The sack on Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle came early in the third quarter following an LSU touchdown that changed the complexion of the contest ... Intercepted a pass to stop an Arkansas drive late in the fourth quarter to ice the win for the Tigers ... Ranked among the SEC leaders in 2005 with 8 pass breakups.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played and started all 12 games at free safety ... Named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches in 2004 after recording 92 tackles and 3 sacks ... Also led the Tigers in interceptions with 4, running his career total to six ... Had four games of 10 tackles or more with a season-best of 14 against Vanderbilt ... Opened season with 12 tackles against Oregon State ... Had 11 tackles and a sack for a 7-yard loss vs. Auburn and added 10 tackles against Alabama ... Had 4 interceptions, including two against Arkansas and 1 against Iowa and Oregon State .. . Had 5 tackles for loss from his safety position, including 1 tackle for loss in LSU's first three games of the season ... Closed year with 6 tackles, 1 interception and 1 PBU against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
A true freshman who enjoyed as fine a rookie season as any defender in LSU history ... Earned second- team All-SEC honors from the AP, while also being named first-team Freshmen All-American by the Football Writer's Association and Collegefootballnews.com ... Played in all 14 games with 10 starts ... Started for the first time at cornerback against Mississippi State before shifting to strong safety for the Florida game ... Finally settled in as LSU's starting free safety for the final eight games of the season ... Led the Tigers in tackles with 80, including 3.5 for losses ... Added a pair of interceptions, including 1 against Georgia in the SEC title game ... Had 11 tackles, 1 quarterback hurry and blocked a field goal vs. Mississippi State in first career start ... Followed that with 9 tackles and a sack for a 9-yard loss vs. Florida in second career start ... Had 8 tackles and 2 quarterback hurries in win over Ole Miss ... Registered 4 tackles in first half vs. Arkansas before missing second half with a concussion ... Closed season with 4 tackles against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL
Called by many as the best all-around athlete in the state of Louisiana ... One of the most coveted recruits nationally ... Ranked as the No. 5 athlete in America by College Football News and Rivals.com ... Member of FSN's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" Second Team, Atlanta Journal- Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the New Orleans Times- Picayune's Top 25 Blue-Chip list and The Shreveport Times' Top 20 ... Named a SuperPrep All- American as the No. 8 defensive back in the country ... Led Hahnville to a quarterfinal appearance and a final 11-2 record, while earning first-team 5A all-state honors ... Recorded 8 interceptions as a senior ... Solid dual-threat quarterback who threw for 1,639 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 693 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Coached by Lou Valdin.

PERSONAL
Full name is LaRon Louis Landry ... Born on Oct. 14, 1984, in Metairie ... Parents are Frank and Rhonda Landry ... Has two siblings, Dawan and Derik ... Dawan was a starting free safety at Georgia Tech last year and was drafted in the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens last spring ... Majoring in communication studies.

Landry's Career Highs
Tackles: 14 vs. Vanderbilt, 2004
Sacks: 1, seven times (Last time: at Alabama, 2005)
Tackles for loss: 1, 12 times (Last time: vs. Georgia, 2005)
Interceptions: 2 at Arkansas, 2004

V Man
11-22-2006, 08:23 AM
Nice Piece, it makes it hard to argue with those who want the Texans to select him. I know I would not hate to see him in a Texans uni.:yahoo:

hot pickle
11-22-2006, 11:14 AM
i didnt know that dawan landry was his brother, but im all for drafting him, the only thing that worries me is that he might get picked before he can get him, but i like him

Vinny
11-22-2006, 11:26 AM
link me please

http://forums.houstontexans.com/announcement.php?f=11

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Ole Miss Texan
11-22-2006, 01:46 PM
sorry bout that here ya go...

http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=27812&SPID=2164&DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=174956&Q_SEASON=2006

threetoedpete
11-24-2006, 03:19 AM
Yes I've seen the clipings. Just want to see the guy walk the walk...this weekend.. against a team with everything on the line. Is he a playmaker, or is hiding under the table ? Inquiring minds want to know. I mean you can get the guy at Oregon St. a lot bigger, a lot cheaper. This guys supposed to run like the wind, walk on water and raise the dead. I haven't seen it yet. Show me Pea-ron you are a stud worthy of a top ten pick and not another TJ who's going to tank as soon as the check hits the bank. Are you running from the bo bos or do you have a game ?

hot pickle
11-25-2006, 12:39 AM
he doesnt seem like a ball hawk, more of a guy that will come up and make the play on the run, from what i seen of him today, although he did get a pick today, all over the place to, just like demeco ryans
those SEC guys can ball thats for sure

he what do yall think about kenneth darby in a late round?

Ole Miss Texan
03-01-2007, 10:24 PM
Thought I'd bring this back up about Landry for people to talk about. Mainly for all of us pro landry guys.....

LARON LANDRY for PRESIDENT 2007. lol

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 12:13 AM
Yes I've seen the clipings. Just want to see the guy walk the walk...this weekend.. against a team with everything on the line. Is he a playmaker, or is hiding under the table ? Inquiring minds want to know. I mean you can get the guy at Oregon St. a lot bigger, a lot cheaper. This guys supposed to run like the wind, walk on water and raise the dead. I haven't seen it yet. Show me Pea-ron you are a stud worthy of a top ten pick and not another TJ who's going to tank as soon as the check hits the bank. Are you running from the bo bos or do you have a game ?

i see Landry as being an extremely solid prospect. Of all the guys in the draft I have Calvin Johnson as being the most sure prospect and Landry right behind him. Even if Landry doesn't turn out to be one of the best FS in the league I think he would be a solid contributor on our team for a very long time. someone we would never look at replacing.

He looked fast whenever I watched him play, but never thought he'd run a 4.35 40-yd dash.!

beerlover
03-02-2007, 12:19 AM
Of all the guys in the draft I have Calvin Johnson as being the most sure prospect and Landry right behind him.

I beleive Patrick Willis will have something to say about that- :bowser:

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 12:34 AM
I beleive Patrick Willis will have something to say about that- :bowser:

very true, patrick willis will have a very solid career. i see those as the three least likely to bust...all very safe picks. others not so much, and then there are the other 1st round guys that i havnt seen enough to say that about.

Spled
03-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Kiper has him at #5, ahead of Jamarcus Russell and Quinn.

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 02:46 PM
So how do y'all think the draft would have to go for our FO to select Landry?

1. Jamarcus Russell
2. Brady Quinn
3. Minnesota-via trade-Calvin Johnson
4. Joe Thomas
5. Gaines Adams?
6. Okoye, Branch, Anderson, Levi???
7. Cleveland-via trade-Adrian Peterson
8. Houston-Laron Landry

I see our FO liking Quinn, Okoye or Branch, maybe Adams or Anderson, and Levi Brown. I think they are the biggest guys battling Landry for our pick.

What do y'all think would be realistic expectations for the draft for us to get Landry? and who do you think the texans would select ahead of Landry?

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 02:48 PM
if you want landry, peterson and quinn would have to be gone.

jerek
03-02-2007, 02:53 PM
If we don't get AP, I'm hoping we pick up Landry. Then again it won't matter if we can't generate a better pass rush next year.

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 02:54 PM
If we don't get AP, I'm hoping we pick up Landry. Then again it won't matter if we can't generate a better pass rush next year.

True, he'd help the secondar and allow our line more time to get to the QB...in theory. I'm hoping we can get a stud DE that slips the 1st rd with our 2nd rd pick. and maybe OT in the 3rd.

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 02:59 PM
if you want landry, peterson and quinn would have to be gone.

Yea that's what i'm thinking. Maybe if detroit or cleveland don't take quinn...somebody trades up with washington or minnesota to get quinn before houston or miami would.

peterson could be another guy gone to cleveland. or maybe somebody trades up for him too?

Washington could use a LOT more picks in this draft.
Minnesota needs a WR, they will miss CJ unless they trade up, they could move down to get one of Ginn, Meachem or Jarrett and take on extra picks.

both or one might include trades so it may be doubtfull....I guess Peterson would be a nice consolation prize.! lol

here's one. Minny trades up w/ Cle.
Cleveland selects AP at 7.
Miami gives us an extra 4th or 5th rder to move up for Quinn!!
then we get Landry and an extra pick!!

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 03:01 PM
brad childress doesn't believe in drafting receivers in the first round. i don't see minnesota doing it.

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 03:11 PM
brad childress doesn't believe in drafting receivers in the first round. i don't see minnesota doing it.

i see you're point. but McNair doesn't believe in getting rid of Carr, or drafting a LT in the 1st round but we still may do it!!!

houstonhurricane
03-02-2007, 05:32 PM
I really believe this is who the Texans are targeting come draft day...

Big J
03-02-2007, 09:41 PM
I think picking Laron Landry could give us results quickly. While our offense seems to be progressively getting worse, I would like to see us focus on making at least one side of the ball good.

Right now both have so many holes it is hard to be positive about the outlook. With all the dead money and cuts, it looks like we are in semi-rebuilding mode again. Please prove me wrong front office.

Ole Miss Texan
03-03-2007, 10:16 PM
I found this interesting when looking at the past drafts while the Texans have been in existence. these are all with the 8th overall pick.

2006- Buffalo selects Donte Whitner...he's a SS.
2005- Arizona selects Antrelle Rolles...he's a CB.
2004- Atlanta selects Deangelo Hall...he's a CB.
2003- Carolina selects Jordna Gross..T.
2002- Dallas selects Roy Williams...he's a SS.

4 of the 5 years we've been in existence, the 8th selection was a player in the secondary. The 2003 was not...however terrence newman went 5th to Dallas. 80% of the 8th picks have been in the Secondary!!

I hope this stays true and we select LaRon Landry. we'll make it 5 out of the 6 years....keep it up texans!

TexanFan881
03-03-2007, 10:22 PM
Laron Landry is the best all around pick for us (assuming that Peterson doesn't magically fall to 8). I'd be pumped to have him and he would immidiately step in, start, and improve the secondary.