The Tennessee Titans got a hell of a value by landing edge rusher Harold Landry in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
But just how big of a value did they get?
According to former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, the Titans might have landed the future league leader in sacks.
Simms, who is now an NFL analyst for Bleacher Report after a career that spanned eight seasons, says Landry “could lead the NFL in sacks down the road”.
That’s a pretty lofty expectation, but Landry sounds like he’s up for the challenge.
Appearing on the Midday 180 on Monday, Landry said his game is similar to six time Pro-Bowler Von Miller.
“Definitely Von Miller… I’m obviously not at his level yet but I will be… I just need to continue taking parts of their game and implementing it into mine.” – @HaroldLandry on a player who’s game reminds him of his own
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) April 30, 2018
You have to love the confidence and humility from Landry in that statement. He’s not going out and boasting that he’s Von Miller, but it’s clear that’s who he’s modeled his game after.
It’s also obvious that he knows he has a lot of work to do before he gets to Miller’s level (which is the highest level, defensively speaking, in the NFL). But that’s where Landry expects to be, which says a lot about his desire to be great.
I don’t know if Landry will end up leading the lead in sacks. No one does. But if he does, then there should be a statue of Jon Robinson placed outside of Nissan Stadium for managing to land the former Boston College pass rusher in the second round.
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