Despite Harold Landry's senior-year slowdown, Titans say he's still got his fastball

TicketsBar2NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The scouting report Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel offered of Harold Landry was just as glowing as you’d expect for a player a team traded up to draft.

Landry had 16.5 sacks in 2016 at Boston College, but then saw a big dip in production as he missed time and dealt with an ankle injury as a senior.Landry3

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“Still has a fastball, still really athletic, can dip and bend, can change direction, can turn the corner and get to the quarterback, can set the edge,’ Jon Robinson said. "He’s got good length. He’s not a really tall, tall player but he’s got long arms and he’s got some snaps with his hands.”


Said Mike Vrabel: “He’s got an explosive get off, I think that’s the first thing that jumps off the screen at you. There is the fastball that Jon mentioned. The workout was really, really good. He was very receptive to the coaching, took the coaching.”

“When guys pick things up pretty quick in the 30- or 45-minute workout when you’re coaching them, it makes you pretty excited that through the course of an offseason or through the OTAs that he’s going to be able to progress pretty quickly and develop to where we need him to be.”

Landry dropped for unknown reasons, though there was buzz that a medical issue was holding some teams back.

TicketsBoxLandry said he didn’t know what that was about. Robinson said Titans doctors had no such issues.

The newest Titan met Taylor Lewan training in Arizona and then at the Titans facility when he visited, and he used the left tackle as a barometer.

“If he's a reflection of what the locker room is like in Tennessee, then you should want to be a part of that,’ Landry said. “He's an awesome guy, he's fun to be around and you can tell when he shows up in that building he's ready to work and that's the attitude that everybody needs to have.”

Landry was certainly antsy, waiting into Day Two when som many expected him to be a first rounder.

But the wait may have been worth it, given what a great pairing he feels like he will be with the Titans.

“I think I can make an immediate impact,” Landry said. “I know when I was meeting with the defensive coaches there, we were going through their scheme, and I think it's a perfect fit for me.

“I wish I could get the playbook right now and start learning, and I wish I could go over there right now and start getting to work. I think I have the chance to help this team out as much as possible my rookie year. Definitely coming into camp with a chip on my shoulder, obviously. I'm just ready to get to work.”

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