Defensive tackle Derek Landri is featured over at Pro Football Focus as the Philadelphia Eagles’ “secret superstar.”
Read the article in it’s entirety right here, but here is a quick blurb worth highlighting…
Landri quietly set about establishing himself as a force in Philadelphia’s hyper aggressive defensive front. He earned a positive grade last season more often than any other interior lineman in the league with 80 or more snaps.
That’s more frequently than any other defensive tackle, and even more often than the unstoppable force that is Justin Smith. Though he only notched a pair of sacks, he did knock the QB to the ground five times and earned 13 more total pressures, registering pressure at a rate of once every 9.5 snaps, also an extremely good rate for an interior lineman.
I think he’s a great choice and I was extremely pleased when the Eagles re-signed him this offseason. I’m looking forward to him being a valuable part of the defensive line rotation in 2012.