Breaking Down New Baylor Defensive Line Pledge Joshua Landry

Scout and BearsIllustrated.com take a closer look at new Baylor pledge Joshua Landry, the No. 4 defensive tackle in Texas for 2018.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 defensive tackle Joshua Landry.

http://www.scout.com/player/207636-joshua-landry/news?year=2017&s=73

Joshua Landry, 2018 DT, Houston Lamar

Size: 6-2, 250

Recruiting: Landry committed Friday to Baylor. He also holds offers from Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Houston, Toledo, UConn, and UTSA.

Rankings: Scout ranks Landry as the No. 4 defensive tackle in the state of Texas' 2018 recruiting class. He's also the No. 31 DT nationally for the 2018 cycle.

Evaluation notes

Joshua Landry is a promising young defensive lineman from a talent-rich Houston-area program who is position- and possibly scheme-versatile at the Power Five conference level.

Landry may project best to an even-front tackle position, but could also potentially play end in multiple fronts. Good burst off the snap combines with low pad level to make Landry a hand full at the point of attack, despite being on a bit on the smaller end of the spectrum for a P5-caliber interior line prospect. Landry shows good explosion in his first step and on the ball-carrier after he gets going downhill or chases from the backside.

His tackling technique needs to be more consistent as he will sometimes go for the big blow. Landry is also a bit limited from a physical ceiling standpoint by his frame. He's undersized and may not have a ton of space to add weight in college. That said, getting to the 6-foot-2, 280-290-pound range should certainly be within reach.

Landry has been laser-timed at 5.09 in the 40, which is a solid time for a burly young defensive prospect. Exceptional in the powerball throw (close-quarters explosion measurement) at multiple The Opening regional camps.

Overall, Landry is an excellent D-line prospect who could possibly fit multiple schemes and positions. He will provide a Power Five-caliber signee for a lucky school. -- Gabe Brooks

Strengths
  • Closing speed
  • Disengaging ability
  • Explosion
  • Leverage

Areas to Improve
  • Size/frame
  • Tackling consistency

Junior highlights

Sophomore highlights


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