For tonight’s profile, we are going to take a look at a guy that actually entered the league in 2008 as a member of the Green Bay Packers. He only recorded 2 tackles in the league, before bouncing around practice squads, and the UFL in 2011-2012. He now finds himself with the chance to make the New York Jets’ depth chart as a linebacker.
Spotlight is on LB Danny Lansanah.
Danny Lansanah stands in at 6’1″, and weighs 255 pounds. At his Pro Day in 2008, Lansanah ran the 40 yard dash in 4.72 seconds. Here are his stats from his four years at the University of Connecticut:
The video I was able to locate for you was from last year, when Lansanah was a member of the Las Vegas representative of the UFL. Have a look:
PROS: Most of what we saw on that tape was on special teams, but his speed is obvious. He can close on the football as well as anyone. You notice on the interception from early on in the footage that Lansanah can really go up and get the football at highest point to make the interception. Being able to help on specials is always a big help for a rookie looking to make a football team.
CONS: We all know that Danny is not facing first-rate competition in the UFL, no offense to the league. These players aren’t in the NFL for a reason. Is Lansanah ready to make a mark in the NFL? That is a question that will need to be answered in the coming weeks.
Can Danny Lansanah make this team? Sure. He can play special teams, which is always a good sign for a young player. He will get his chance, and we wish him luck.