School: Alabama | Position: Free Safety | Height: 5116 | Weight: 215 | Forty: 4.43 | Class: 2016

Hometown: Geismar, LA | Year: Junior | Dob: 1/10/93 | Projection: 1st Round | Pro Comparison: Roy Williams

PROS

  • Solid tackler, stout against the run, shows a knack for finding the football.
  • Great balance. Excels in stack-and-shed against blocks. Operates like a cornerback in zone coverage. Has shown improved strength annually.
  • Excellent tackling technique-- knows how to make tackles in space, often lines up close to the line of scrimmage.
  • Good understanding of deciphering schemes pre-snap. Was a special teams standout prior to becoming a fulltime starter.
  • Fast!

CONS

  • Footwork has been a continual work in progress.
  • Concentrated on improved eye direction during the offseason entering 2014 with an emphasis on reacting faster and being quicker to the ball.
  • Lacks experience—did not become a sterter until a month into the 2013 season.
  • Likes to talk some trash. Very active on social media, has been in Twitter feuds with fans/players.

NOTES

  • 5-star recruit coming out of high school.
  • Has been a notorious LSU villain since deciding to spurn his hometown team for the Crimson Tide.

QUOTE

“Landon's certainly a guy that is a great competitor and really works hard every day to try to improve and has a really good attitude about it. I think he's trying to affect other people, be a leader, set a good example, encourage others to do things the way they need to do it.” --Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban

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