Per Jason La Canfora in this morning's Post:
I suspect that a lot of the support comes from our recent history in drafting at this (kind of) position. Sean Taylor is unquestionably the best drafted player of the Joe Gibbs era -- I think this works in Landry's favor. He also happens to be the consensus best at his position, something untrue for our other options. Amobi Okoye has climbed up many charts as the chic DT pick, though Alan Branch still turns some heads given (irrational) concerns about Okoye's maturity. Jamaal Anderson and Gaines Adams wrestle over who will be this year's best DE, with no clear winner distinguishing themself. But LaRon Landry stands alone among Safeties (and Defensive Backs in general) as the accordant best among Draft "experts".
How that debate ends internally at Redskins Park, we'll see on Saturday. Until then here's an argument against Landry provided by "a high-ranking official from an NFC team":
The argument in favor of Landry, provided complements the team:
Is that what would be best for Your Washington Redskins in 2007? I leave that debate to my non-existant reader(s), take it away.
Other blogs on Landry:
Robs Obs takes a moment away from political commentary to weigh in, against Landry. He is sold on the too many gamblers argument provided above.
War Cry! noted yesterday that Landry's Mock Draft stock has been steadily rising, though he thinks Okoye is the guy right now.
Ryan Wilson at Football Outsiders, who also deserves a Hat Tip on this, reminds that Landry doesn't at all address the woeful Redskins Defensive Line.