Data Scout Notes: 2013: 2ndC/1stM...DS#2PSTeamProspect-RRang...2012: NA..2011: NA
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Draft Scout Kenny Ladler News
01/04/14 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Vanderbilt S Kenny Ladler was named first team All-SEC by the Associated Press after having a hand in 10 turnovers five interceptions and five forced fumbles. Many of Vandy's wins coincided with advantages in turnover margin, making Ladler a key. - The Sports Xchange
12/11/13 - 2013 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt...Ladler has put together his best season for the Commodores as a senior safety. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native tied a school record with a league-leading five forced fumbles and ranked second in the conference with a team-high five interceptions. Ladler's 60-solo tackles also ranks second in the SEC - and tops among defensive backs in the conference. Twice in 2013, Ladler matched career highs by posting 14 tackles. He also closed the season remarkably, registering four interceptions and all five forced fumbles in the last seven games. - Vanderbilt football
12/10/13 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: S - Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr,...Ladler will end his career at Vanderbilt with arguably his best season yet. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native was a force in 2013 forcing five fumbles and intercepting five passes. The five forced fumbles ties a school record and currently is good for first in the NCAA.
Ladler's five picks put him in second in the SEC. The seniors 87 total tackles rank him amongst the top 10 of the conference. Ladler had career-highs of 14 tackles against the SEC East's top teams: Missouri and South Carolina. The 6-1 safety closed out the season in impressive fashion posting four interceptions and all five forced fumbles in the last seven games. - Vanderbilt football
09/01/13 - TOP VANDERBILT PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. FS Kenny Ladler (6-0, 205, 4.57)...Ladler enters his senior campaign with 26 career starts already on his résumé and seemingly poised to emerge as one of the most highly regarded free safeties of the 2014 draft class. Ladler looked like a future star at strong safety as a true freshman in 2009, playing in all 12 games and starting nine contests (including the final eight) to earn a spot on the All-Freshman team as voted by SEC coaches. He slipped to five starts in 2010, however before emerging as the Commodores' full-time free safety a season ago. With Matt Elam, Eric Reid and Baccari Rambo (among others) generating plenty of press, Ladler was lost a bit in the shadows but he quietly put together a fantastic season, leading the ‘Dores with 90 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and a sack. He also contributed two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Ladler's production isn't of the eye-popping sort that typically results in all-conference votes. He is alert in coverage, however, and is a reliable open-field tackler. Ladler will drop his shoulder for the big collision when he can but is just as likely to break down and grab ahold of the ball-carrier with long, strong arms to make the secure wrap-up stop. His sound play carries over to special teams, where he's a regular on the punt return and punt coverage units, making him that much more attractive to scouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
09/11/12 - Safety Kenny Ladler has been one of the team's best players so far, but he left Saturday's game in the second half, and several tweets by his teammates make it seem as if the junior could be seriously injured. VU has not released any information as of late Saturday evening. S Andrew Williamson filled in for Ladler when he was out and had the first two tackles of his career. - The Sports Xchange