Jarvis Landry – WR LSU, 5’11”, 205 LBS, 31.75″ Arm Length
Drafted Round 2, Pick 31, Miami Dolphins
Combine Results: 4.77 Forty | 28.5″ Vertical Jump | 110″ Broad Jump
- Was the Tigers’ leading receiver in ’13 — started 10-of-13 games and racked up 77-1,193-10 (15.5).
- Was bothered by a foot injury in October. Strained his right hamstring running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and ran only one route in drills.
- Team captain.
NFL Impact: Landry is an above-average route runner who relies on his instincts and knowledge of the game rather than his physical abilities to make an impact in the receiving game. Plays both inside and outside and is a capable blocker who can make the occasional outstanding play. He is a tad on the smaller frame side though so he will lose the physical batter to larger, imposing, defensive players. Doesn’t possess the speed off the line nor during acceleration to create a gap against defenders and will struggle due to his height and lack of leaping ability. He is a receiver that will need to develop his NFL game and mature into a more developed, adult body to stay healthy over the long run.
Fantasy Impact: Depending on the team he lands on, the LSU alum will be able to put up some ok numbers but he will fail to produce anything noteworthy. Don’t expect him to put up enough stats on a consistent basis to warrant anything more than a spot-start. Considering that wide receivers don’t normally develop consistency until their second season, he will hold value only in deeper, keeper/dynasty leagues. He must land on a team that is prolific in the pass game and already strong in offensive talent to have any chance at putting up a solid game. He won’t have an impact in 2014.