Scout Audio: DT Derek Landri

When last season began, the Bears had one of the deepest defensive tackle rotations in the league. But with Tommie Harris coming off a torn hamstring and Tank Johnson currently behind bars, DT is a big question mark right now. Plus, Alfonso Boone left in free agency and Ian Scott appears as good as gone. Notre Dame's Derek Landri interviewed with the NFC Champions at the NFL Combine.

Notre Dame defensive tackle Derek Landri just looks like a natural fit for the Monsters of the Midway.

Not incredibly big or remarkably talented, Landri is the quintessential high-motor player that squeezes every ounce out of his ability. Last season for the Fighting Irish, he racked up 43 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 pass breakups, and 7 QB pressures. He has also proven to be incredibly durable, starting the last 37 games of his career in South Bend and excelling on special teams.

Landri interviewed with the Bears at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, so learn more about the projected fifth-rounder by listening to this exclusive audio feature:

Name:  Derek Landri      
College:  Notre Dame     Position:  DT
Height:  6'3"   (6024)     Weight:  288

"They like to bring kids in that will come in, fit in right away and excel."

St. Louis:  "I felt like they kind of new me already ... who I am as a player and a person."

(6:05)      Player Profile

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