Landry will visit the Falcons

Athlon Sports Adam Schefter of reports that LSU safety LaRon Landry will visit the Falcons at some point next week for a pre-draft visit. Landry is considered the consensus top safety in the draft.

Landry impressed scouts at the Combine by running a 4.35 40-yard dash and a 37.5-inch vertical leap. The 4-time All-SEC selection has extensive experience, with 47 starts over his career at free safety. For his career, he had 315 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 12 interceptions, 22 pass breakups, and 22 sacks. He is often compared to top NFL free safeties such as Brian Dawkins, Ed Reed, and Troy Polamalu. NFL Draft Countdown considers him the sixth best prospect in the entire draft class.

Landry has been the most popular pick for the Falcons in various mock drafts around the internet the past few months.

Falcons seem intent on upgrading the free safety position, disappointed with the play of incumbent Chris Crocker. Past reports have indicated that the Falcons are tinkering with the idea of demoting him to be the backup to Lawyer Milloy at strong safety, opening up the team’s need for a starting quality free safety.

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