Dawan Landry Scouting Report

The Jaguars are serious about fixing their defensive woes from a season ago and Wayne Weaver has opened up his checkbook to do so. Find out what kind of player the Jaguars are getting in new safety Dawan Landry.

First lets find out about Landry's measureables:

Dawan Landry is 28 years old and stands 6-foot tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. Landry is entering his sixth pro season from Georgia Tech. In his five previous seasons with Baltimore, he was the full-time starter next to Ed Reed for four seasons, the other being 2008 where he missed 14 games with a neck injury.

Landry's best season statistically was 2009 in which he tallied 89 tackles, had 8 passes defensed, 4 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown) and a forced fumble. He followed that up in 2010 with 111 tackles, 4 passes defensed, 1 fumble return touchdown and a forced fumble.

Landry has played most of his career at strong safety and that's where his skill set is best served. He was a perfect complement to the rangy Ed Reed.

To find out more about Landry, we asked Scout.com NFL Expert Aaron Wilson who has covered the league and the Ravens specifically for every game of Landry's career. Here's what he had to say-

"Dawan Landry is a high-character enforcer type who has recovered well from the spinal cord concussion he had years ago after a devastating knee to the helmet from running back Jamal Lewis. He has solid range, but isn't a burner at all. He's a strong presence against the run and communicates well with the free safety. Not as instinctive obviously as an Ed Reed, but he worked well in tandem with him and allowed him to gamble and make big plays. Tough guy, fairly quiet in the locker room and well-respected. Converted high school quarterback who moved to safety at Georgia Tech. Good size to work against larger tight ends. Susceptible at times to deep throws, so could use some help over the top and they need to understand his limitations. At times, he operates like an extra linebacker. Very good in the box.

The Jaguars certainly improved with the signing of Dawan Landry, but if they want to significantly limit the big passing plays against them, they must find another free safety.

Charlie Bernstein is the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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