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Draft Scout Kenny Ladler News
06/01/14 - S Kenny Ladler is opening some eyes. He is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt. The Bills need depth at safety, and the 6-foot, 207-pounder doesn't really stand out in any way physically - which is why he wasn't drafted. But one thing caught the Bills' attention and was the primary reason why they signed him: He's a ball hawk. As a senior he intercepted five passes and forced a school-record five fumbles to earn first-team all-SEC honors. He was the first defensive back in SEC history to lead his team in tackles two consecutive years.
However, Ladler ran a poor 4.70 time in the 40 at the combine. Previously considered a late-round possibility, his name went uncalled for three days and he knew that clocking was the main reason. When he sized up a few offers, he decided on Buffalo.
"Based upon the best opportunity that was given, I felt Buffalo was the best spot for me, especially after talking it over with my agent," Ladler said. "We had a good 30-minute talk about where I should go. Buffalo was definitely the most interested, so it was a no-brainer."
Marrone said he was happy to get Ladler after the fact. "I didn't know why he didn't get drafted by other teams," Marrone said. "Maybe it wasn't a need. I was impressed with his foot speed. Obviously, we're going to keep an eye on all of them, but I think he's someone that had a good showing in these last couple days."
05/13/14 - Bills undrafted free agents: S Kenny Ladler - 6-1, 207 - Vanderbilt...Ladler started 39-of-50 games at Vanderbilt and finished his collegiate career with 291 tackles (202 solo), 11 stops for a loss and nine interceptions. The Stone Mountain, GA native became the first defensive back in school and Southeastern Conference history to lead a team in tackles in two consecutive years (90 in 2012 and 91 in 2013). “The one thing that jumped out on film about him was he has a nose for the football. He led them in tackles, had five interceptions and I think five forced fumbles, so he was making big plays on the back end,” said Bills area scout Tom Roth. “He’s got average speed, but very good explosiveness. A very good tackler who can play deep third or in the box.” - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com
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