It’s that time of year again where prognosticators from around the country will make their predictions about who will go where in the upcoming NFL Draft. This time of the year is particularly interesting because the predictions are being made without the assistance of measurables from the NFL Combine and pro days at colleges around the country.
With that caveat out of the way, Yahoo Sports came out with a mock draft that should interest BC fans. Yahoo writer Eric Edholm released his mock draft this week which included BC defensive end Harold Landry going in the first round to the Green Bay Packers at pick 26th. The breakdown of Landry was:
Oh, you say the Packers should target a cornerback here? Well, GM Ted Thompson cares not for your silly "needs" and instead drafts a twitchy pass rusher with ferocity and athleticism. Landry is coming off a huge bowl game in which he took over against Maryland and looked the part of a late first-rounder in the mold of, say, Shane Ray.
Landry will certainly get a look from NFL GM’s because of his pass rushing ability. The junior had 15 sacks and 20.5 tackles for a loss this season and was selected to the All-ACC 2nd team. While there’s no doubt that Landry could potentially improve his draft stock with a return next year, a first round selection would be tough to pass up.