With Connor Barwin possibly heading out the door, and his only counterparts left on the roster being Samson Ebukam and Matt Longacre, it’s fair to say that the Rams could use another edge rusher this offseason. Boston College’s Harold Landry is an excellent fit here.
Just one season removed from a 16.5 sack campaign, Landry has shown before that he has the capability to be a top-tier edge rusher in the NFL. At 6-foot-3, 254, Landry is perfectly molded for Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme.
Landry is dangerous with his hand in the dirt. He has explosive burst off the snap, and he can use this quick jolt of momentum to beat opposing lineman early and often. While he may need to broaden his horizons at the next level, Landry’s burst alone makes him an elite prospect who can be coached into an elite player.
With a clear gap on the edge, this pick is a solution the Rams can’t afford to let slip away. Landry is a special talent, and with a refurbished secondary keeping the ball in the quarterback’s hands, Landry could be the one to bring them to the ground, week in and week out. This pick screams 2018 Les Snead.