It’s not all fun and games all the time destroying lifeforms across the universe. Sometimes, the photon bomb you unleash doesn’t do the job – and there are still useless lifeforms left on the planet.
Well that’s when you bust out the planet grinder for the finishing touches
It’s like a great pass rusher finishing off an offense – Harold Landry can finish off an offense.
The Positives: Let’s start with Landry’s very impressive 2016 season, 16.5 sacks, 22 tackles for a loss and one interception. Landry wreaked havoc in the ACC in 2016. Some scouts will argue that Landry is the 2nd best pass rusher in the 2018 draft after Chubb.
Landry kills offensive tackles with an explosive first step. His initial burst rivals some of the NFL’s best pass rushers. He gets around the tackle, turns his hips at the QB and closes quickly. He’s got a non-stop motor and makes a lot of effort plays as well.
He’s also very good against the run – making him one of the nation’s most disruptive defenders.
The Negatives: Size. Landry projects as a 4-3 DE in the NFL, but for his size. At Boston College, Landry played with his hand in the ground most of the time, but it seems like a lot of scouts are calling him an OLB giving Landry the tweener moniker.
Landry actually did drop in coverage at Boston College so he can play OLB in a 3-4 defense but in a 4-3, where he might be more comfortable, to play DE, he might have to put on a little weight without sacrificing his speed.
Landry only played in 8 games last year and was nowhere as productive as he was in 2016 (only 5 sacks).
The Alien Dust: Pass rushers are like jello – there is always room for them. This athletic pass rusher reminds me a lot of Cameron Wake. And that might be who he replaces if the Dolphins draft him.
In my opinion, if the Dolphins want to focus on defense for a second year in a row, a pick like Landry in the first round makes a lot of sense. The Dolphins would have their young bookend pass rushers in place for the next few years with a move like that.
If you can’t build your OL in the draft, maybe you can draft guys who destroy other OLs.
Whether his team is down by 20 or up by 20 he is playing hard. This guy is a finisher. That is why Landry is like the Planet Grinder.
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