The Bills recently hosted Boston College defensive end Harold Landry on a pre-draft visit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Landry, projected as a mid-first round selection, also visited with the 49ers. Rapoport cited one team official who believes that Landry will not still be on the board when the Patriots select at No. 23.
Landry, listed at 6-3 and 258 pounds, led the nation in sacks in 2016 with 16.5 and had 50 tackles, seven forced fumbles and an interception. He then opted to return for his senior season and finished his career with a total of 25 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 38 games.
He was invited to the Senior Bowl but did not take part because of an ankle injury. At the Scouting Combine, he ran 4.64 and did 24 reps on the bench.
Here is a scouting report from NFL.com's Lance Zierlein:
Landry lacks premium size, but his burst, stride length and ability to dip and rip around the edge give him special potential as an edge rusher. Landry lacks strength at the point of attack and may be a designated pass rusher early in his career. While he can play standing for 3-4 teams, he's at his best with his hand in the dirt as a rusher. Landry can get by as an NFL rusher with just speed and athleticism, but he has an opportunity to become a Pro Bowler if he can improve his hand usage and develop an inside counter.
DALY COACHES UP LANDRY: Watch Patriots DLine coach Brendan Daly work with potential first TD pick DE Harold Landry and Noa Merritt. pic.twitter.com/lXwpr4HJzz
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) March 21, 2018
Wednesday is the last day for NFL teams to host prospects. Here is a list of visits, according to various media reports:
- QB: Josh Rosen (UCLA), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State), Josh Allen (Wyoming)
- RB: Rashaan Perry (San Diego State), Kallen Ballage (Arizona State)
- WR: DJ Chark (LSU), D.J. Moore (Maryland)
- DE: Harold Landry (Boston College), Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Kansas)
- DT: RJ McIntosh (Miami)
- LB/Edge: Uchenna Nwosu (USC)
- LB: Roquan Smith (Georgia), Leighton Van Esch (Boise St.), Fred Warner (BYU), Rashaan Evans (Alabama)
- CB: Denzel Ward (Ohio State), Joshua Jackson (Iowa), Donte Jackson (LSU), Jaire Alexander (Louisville), Duke Dawson (Florida)