Texas A&M football: Ranking Aggies by 2019 NFL Draft stock

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7. Landis Durham – Late Rounds

The surprising co-leader in sacks in the SEC in 2017 followed that year up with a decent effort in 2018. Over this two-year span, Durham showcased his ability to disrupt all plays in the backfield, finishing with 21.5 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks in this span. He also compiled 105 total tackles.

Durham most likely has the ceiling of being a situational pass rusher. He wasn’t consistent in run defense and can get blown up by more powerful blockers. There isn’t one thing he does exceptionally well but rather does everything pretty good. His pass rushing skills are not elite but good enough to make plays at the next level.

There’s a small chance he projects as a linebacker in the NFL. He was originally recruited as one before making the switch to defensive end early in his A&M career. He doesn’t have great size as an every down defensive end nor the elite speed needed to play linebacker. A team looking for pass rushing depth may take a chance on Durham late, or sign him as an unrestricted free agent.