Biography: Two-year starter who also saw extensive action with the first team as a sophomore. Awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 38/8.5/4.5 after he had 49/12/6.5 as a junior.
Positives: "Hard working defender with limited physical skills. Gets off the snap with a nice first step and displays good instincts. Uses his hands well to protect himself, incredibly explosive, and quickly locates the ball. Keeps his feet moving up the field and works to get through blocks."
Negatives: Controlled at the point by single blocker and can be handled by tight ends. Possesses a marginal closing burst of speed.
Analysis: Laptad is a competitive defender who lacks the size to be a defensive end at the next level and does not possess the speed to be an every-down linebacker. He could line-up as a nickel pass rusher who stands up over tackle.
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