2018 NFL Draft: Updated top 25 targets for New York Giants
By Henry Buggy
#14 – Boston College DE Harold Landry
Landry is clearly sliding on draft analysts’ big boards after missing the final five games of the season with an ankle injury. That could be good news for one NFL franchise, as the 6-foot-3, 250-pound pass rusher could prove to be a steal depending on his draft selection.
Landry led the FBS with 16.5 sacks in 2016 but was unable to recreate his impressive numbers his senior year. After recording 22 tackles for a loss and seven forced fumble in his junior season, Landry accounted for just 8.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks in eight games this season.
Kiper dropped Landry from the No. 10 prospect to the 17th overall prospect in his most recent rankings and writes that the Boston College prospect “can play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense or end in a 4-3” defense.
While there’s likely only one defensive end New York should consider for the No. 2 overall pick, Giants fans could always hope Landry slides to the early second-round. But that seems unlikely to happen, especially if the Boston College defensive end impresses at this year’s Senior Bowl.