NFL.com recently predicted one player from each team to reach their first Pro-Bowl in 2019.
For the Tennessee Titans, they predicted that edge rusher Harold Landry, who is entering his second season in the NFL, will be a first time Pro-Bowler in 2019.
Here’s what they had to say about Landry.
Landry’s part-time role is set to grow with Brian Orakpo (who retired) and Derrick Morgan (who’s still a free agent) out the door. A second-round pick in 2018, the rookie showed pass-rushing promise down the stretch and triggered a game-turning forced fumble of Carson Wentz in a Week 4 comeback win over the Eagles. Landry should benefit from one-on-one matchups, with Cameron Wake added to the mix. “I think he will break out. … First-step quickness, outstanding closing burst and had a knack for getting it done,” NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks said on the “Move The Sticks” podcast in May. “We saw flashes of it during his rookie season with the Titans. I believe we get a bigger dose [in 2019].”
Landry, who was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, compiled 4.5 sacks as a rookie in 2018.
The former Boston College standout finished his rookie season with two sacks and seven tackles over his final two games of the season.
With veteran pass rusher Cameron Wake on the roster in 2019, Landry should be in a prime position to have a breakout season. It certainly wouldn’t be shocking to see NFL.com’s prediction come true.
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