Boston College defensive lineman Harold Landry had to wait the entirety of the 2018 draft’s opening night, but he quickly found an NFL home in Round 2.
With the newly acquired 41st overall pick, the Tennessee Titans selected Landry. Titans head coach, former Patriots defensive stalwart Mike Vrabel, praised the ACC pass rusher’s work ethic.
“The workout was really, really good,” said Vrabel. “He was very receptive to the coaching.”
There was speculation linking Landry to the Patriots, who were close to drafting at the 43rd pick. But as they did in the first round, Tennessee traded in front of New England to select a defensive player that the Patriots were reportedly interested in. The Patriots ended up trading pick 43.
Landry, who led the NCAA in sacks in 2016 with 16.5, returned to Boston College for his senior season in 2017. He became the highest pick by an Eagles player since linebacker Luke Kuechly was drafted ninth overall by the Panthers in 2012.