WR JARVIS LANDRY, LOUISIANA ST.*

jarvislandry

6’1” – 195 lbs. – 4.50e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2011: 4 – 43 – 0 (10.8)
2012: 56 – 573 – 5 (10.2)

OVERVIEW:

Sustained a stress fracture in his foot prior to his freshman season, but appeared in all fourteen games as a true freshman, starting one, although his biggest contributions came on special teams. Started only one game as a sophomore, but nonetheless led the team in catches and touchdowns.

POSITIVES:

•    Has contributed on offense for two seasons, with escalating production as a junior.
•    Capable of routinely getting plenty of separation due to his deceptive route-running.
•    Route-tree is pretty diverse, generally operates on outs and slants but can do more.
•    Does a nice job of releasing against press coverage, demonstrates effective hand-use.
•    Can hold onto the ball even when being hit immediately after or during the attempt.
•    Arms look a little bit shorter than average but nonetheless has a wide catching radius.
•    Competitive, high-effort blocker who is quite effective when asked to lead on runs.
•    Tough, loves to make big hits and blocks, unafraid of running routes over the middle.
•    Can gain additional yards after contact most of the time, generally falls forwards.
•    Excellent special-teams player who made a name for himself on punt coverage units.

NEGATIVES:

•    Speed isn’t overwhelming, hasn’t been asked to run too many routes downfield.
•    Occasionally drops balls he should be able to bring in, possibly due to concentration.
•    Ball security can also be an issue when attempting to gain yards after the catch.
•    Hasn’t done too much work outside the hashes, generally operates over the middle.

SUMMARY:

The more impressive of LSU’s two junior receivers, Landry does a lot of the little things that quality receivers do: he runs precise routes, he adjusts well to throws away from his body, he is an effective blocker who has often been asked to go in motion and secure the edge, and he has also contributed as a valuable member of the team’s punt coverage units. Additionally, he is a physical, competitive player whose on-field temperament should appeal to teams. After establishing himself as an effective slot option in 2012, he took over as a starter during his junior season and enjoyed an even better campaign under Cam Cameron. He probably won’t ever become a true deep threat, but he is a desirable short-to-intermediate range option. RD 2

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