To the benefit of Boston College football (and maybe himself), Harold Landry decided to pass on the wealth of the NFL in order to play his senior season on the Heights. The second team All-American was considered a borderline first round pick in the 2017 draft and would have almost certainly been swiped up by the end of the second round. With the draft officially over, early 2018 mock drafts have begun circulating based on odds to win the Super Bowl.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Burke has Landry going number 23 overall to the New York Giants, where he would work in next to Jason Pierre-Paul.
CBS Sports’ Rob Rang has Landry going number 30 overall to the Packers, where he could form a lethal tandem with Clay Matthews.
Fox Sports’ Dieter Kurtenbach has Landry going to the Steelers at number 30 overall, which would be a good fit playing with hard hitting linebackers such as James Harrison.
Bleach Report’s Matt Miller has Landry staying in New England and playing for the hometown Patriots, which a lot of Eagles fans, myself included, would love to see.
SBNation’s Dan Kadar believes that Landry will go number 28 overall to the Packers, again complimenting Matthews.
Lastly, Pro Football Focus has Landry going number 6 OVERALL to the Jaguars.
It will be interesting to see where he ends up. Obviously, most of the projections have him in the later parts of the first round, with the outlier being the Jaguars at 6 for Pro Football Focus. However, if Landry is able to duplicate his production from this year, he could easily find himself in contention for a top ten pick.