Scouting Report: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

Spring Lake, NC | 6022 | 250 | 4.71E | 2018

He’s at his best when he can win off the edge with his acceleration and dip on the outside shoulder. Has played on both the left and the right side in the Eagles four-man front. He needs to improve against the run; he’ll tend to over-pursue at times and is a little late to react off the ball snap a bit more than you’d like to see. A fiery player who likes to utilize his strength but may not be strong enough to be a hand in the dirt defensive end at the next level. Is he fast enough to play outside linebacker and drop back into coverage? That will depend on the eye of the talent evaluator. When he requested feedback from the NFL Advisory Board, the response was a day two grade (third round). “I just wanted to prove to every single defense that I can play any defensive front,” he said. “I think coming back, it’ll help me prove that. I want to be more dominant from snap to snap and just prove that I can play a 4-3 and 3-4 outside linebacker on any team.” Has been coached up by defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni—set the Boston College single-season record with 16.5 sacks in 2016 and needs 18 sacks to catch Mathias Kiwanuka for the all-time school record.


2016: Walter Camp All-America Second Team … AP All-America Second Team … Phil Steele All-America Fourth Team … voted to the All-ACC Second Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and league’s head coaches… AP and Phil Steele All-ACC First Team … recipient of the Division I Gold Helmet of the Year and the George “Bulger” Lowe awards … named to the Division I All-New England Team … Ted Hendricks Award finalist … played in all 13 games, making 12 starts … led the nation with seven forced fumbles and 16.5 sacks … fifth in the nation and second in the ACC with 22.0 tackles-for-loss …notched 51 tackles on the year, including 24 solo stops … added four pass breakups, seven quarterback hurries and an interception to statistics on the season.

2015: Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts, including the final nine games of the 2015 season … recorded 60 tackles, including 37 solo stops, to go along with 15.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery … earned All-ACC honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches … a member of the BC defense that was ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense (254.3 yards per game) … was tied for 27th nationally with three forced fumbles … in the ACC, was tied for fourth in forced fumbles and tied for eighth with 15.5 tackles for a loss.

2014: Played all 13 games … recorded 11 tackles, six solo and 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards.

High School: Earned Semper Fi All-America honors as a senior in 2013 … finished the 2013 season with 96 tackles, including 78 solo tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.

Personal: Harold Landry … enrolled as a communication major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences … recipient of the Corrado and Potapchuk Family Scholarship Fund … Harold is the son of Doreen and Harold Landry.