Scott Wright on LaRon Landry

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    May 1, 2004
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    Safety | Senior | L.S.U. LaRon Landry
    Height: 6-2 | Weight: 202 | 40-Time: 4.50

    Official Bio

    Playmaker with a nose for the ball...Has excellent size...Great instincts, range and ball skills...Times and anticipates the action...Plays both the pass and the run with equal efficiency...Extremely smart and is a leader in the secondary...Has a ton of experience and was very productive throughout his career...A big hitter...Versatile and has played both safety spots and even cornerback...Tough and competitive.

    Timed speed is only average and he is more quick than fast...Is not overly athletic or fluid...Will miss the occasional tackle while going for the big play...Still has room to develop physically...Will drop some balls...Lacks a burst to recover when beat.

    Brother Dawan is a former fifth round pick who starts at safety for the Baltimore Ravens but LaRon is a much better prospect than he was...Seriously considered coming out as a junior before ultimately deciding to go back to school...The total package and a great all-around football player who will remind some of Ed Reed.
  2. threetoedpete

    threetoedpete Hall of Fame

    May 26, 2004
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    Nice post beerlover. Looks like an upgrade at safty for sure. But Ronnie Lott ?
  3. Texian

    Texian Hall of Fame

    Jan 3, 2006
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    Laron Landry
    S | (6'2", 202, 4.5) | LSU

    Scouts Grade: 94

    Strengths: Possesses good height and adequate bulk. Shows good fluidity and top-end speed. He is an instinctive playmaker with outstanding ball skills. Takes solid angles in coverage and times his jumps well. He consistently gets a quick break on the ball and diagnoses plays very quickly. He shows good toughness and strength in run support, especially for his size. He fills hard and shows adequate power at the point of attack. Sideline-to-sideline playmaker versus the run. He has a good mental capacity and coaches rave about his ability to pick things up quickly. He is a good leader in the secondary and does a great job of getting everyone in position. He has tremendous experience as a four-year starter at the highest collegiate level. He also has been extremely versatile in LSU's secondary throughout his career.

    Weaknesses: Lacks ideal bulk and still has room on his frame to get bigger. Will not be able to match up as easily in-the-box at the NFL level as he has in college. He has good athleticism for the safety position but lacks elite speed and fluidity to play cornerback fulltime at the next level.

    Overall: Landry played in all 14 games (10 starts) as a true freshman in 2003 and recorded 80 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, four pass breakups, and one blocked kick. He was knocked out of the Arkansas game (11/28) with a concussion. In 2004, Landry started all 12 games finishing the season with 92 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, four interceptions, six pass breakups, and one forced fumble. He once again started every game (13) in 2005 registering 69 total tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions, and eight pass breakups. Over the past three seasons, Landry has seen time at free safety, strong safety, and cornerback. Landry is as close to the complete package as it gets for a safety prospect coming from the collegiate ranks. He projects as a free safety in the NFL but he has the size and tackling skills to contribute as a versatile defensive back. In our opinion, Landry projects as the top senior safety in the 2007 class and he should emerge as a first round pick in next April's draft.

    * Player biographies are provided by Scouts Inc.
  4. Mr teX

    Mr teX Hall of Fame

    Sep 20, 2006
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    Everyone Wants The Throne
    Allright, Lets Do This! get back on special teams CC.

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