Height/Weight: 6″/210 lbs
Age: 27/Experience: 5
College: Georgia Tech
Analysis: In 2009, Dawan Landry made a strong comeback from the spinal cord contusion that sidelined him for all but 2 games of the 2008 season. Landry did take a few weeks to knock the rust off, but by the end of ’09 his level of play had risen to match his early career. Landry was tied for the team lead in picks last year with four and passes defended with eleven. He also was 2nd on the team in tackles with 82. Landry is most valuable as a run stuffing safety. He is a physical presence who likes to hit. Landry’s range in pass coverage is average, but he is an intelligent, disciplined player who is rarely out of position.
2010 Outlook:Landry will again be a fixture in the Ravens secondary at strong safety. He has looked strong and quick in the pre-season, knocking out teeth and twisting ankles with the best of them. The main question with Landry is if he has much more upside in his game. Does he have the ability to become more of a play making safety? I suspect that what you see is what you get with Landry, but I do believe he is poised to have his best year with the Ravens in 2010. If paired with Tom Zbikowski, the Ravens will have two solid if not spectacular defenders at the position. The secondary seemed to flourish with Landry and Zibby playing at the end of the ’09 season. The hope is that the Ravens can duplicate that success to start the ’10 season.