Draft Profile: WR Jarvis Landry

School: LSU Experience: Junior
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195
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Landry was ranked as the No. 1 receiver in the nation by MaxPreps.com and No. 4 by Rivals.com and Scout.com coming out of Metairie, La. A five-star recruit, he played in 14 games with one start as a freshman.
He played in 13 games with one more start in 2012, leading the Tigers in receptions (56) and touchdown catches (5) and finishing second with 573 receiving yards. Landry also played significantly on special teams, recording nine tackles and returning four kickoffs for 76 yards and one punt for seven yards.

Landry led LSU with a career-high 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, but didn’t figure as heavily into the special teams action, returning only one punt for no gain.

Landry is a smooth athlete capable of making dazzling catches, but inconsistently has prevented him from warranting first-round consideration. Landry was particularly adept at getting open on underneath routes for LSU, quickly uncovering at the line of scrimmage while attacking soft zones in coverage before showing his numbers to the quarterback.

He is tough and brave in tight coverage and routinely shows the ability to win in contested situations. While teammate Odell Beckham is probably more of a home-run threat, Landry is the better pro prospect because of his large, reliable hands and natural build and athleticism to do something with the catch.

Solidly-built frame with above average toughness and body strength. Good build-up speed with smooth quickness and body control. Strong cuts and controlled momentum down the field – very good catch-and-go receiver. Good depth and lean in his routes and won’t slow down in his breaks – good patience and plays off defenders to create some room to work.
Above average hands-catcher with quick reflexes and ball skills to pluck fastballs away from his body. Strong hands and very good in contested situations – uses his body and arms to out-muscle defenders. Excellent hand-eye coordination. Nice job catching the ball in stride with a little wiggle after the catch – deceiving moves, balance and toughness and not an easy guy to tackle. Fearless and resilient pass-catcher over the middle and in traffic – very determined.

Always looking for someone to block. Led LSU in catches and receiving scores the past two seasons. Good special teams coverage experience.

Good size and speed, but limited in both areas. Only average height and length for the position. Takes a few moments to get up to his top-end speed and can be slowed in his routes by physical defenders – will struggle at times vs. press. Not naturally explosive and takes a few moments to gear down – doesn’t show the burst to consistently separate with his quickness.

Will get his feet tied up at times in his patterns and has room to tighten his footwork. Strong hands, but he’ll have his share of focus drops.

Eric Decker, Denver Broncos – Landry is more reliable with his hands and isn’t quite as tall, but he projects similar to Decker with their movements, body control and toughness after the catch.

Draft info by CBS Sports

  • Brandon

    Ok… First off I believe you meant to say “inconsistency” instead of “inconsistently”. And second, how is he inconsistent if he is “particularly adept at getting open” and has “reliable hands”? This article makes no sense at all. I hope you don’t purse a career in writing

    • NinerPundit

      Brandon. Thanks for the comment. The info was taken from CBS sports draft people. Not my info.

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