Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIR
A lot has been said about Landry Jones' potential as a pro quarterback, some positive and some negative. I've spent time on both sides of the fence myself.
Yes, he struggled last season after Ryan Broyles was lost to injury. But any quarterback will suffer when you suddenly lose the guy who had caught over 30 percent of your completions the last two seasons.
And no, he is not as good as Sam Bradford. But I'm not sure OU will ever have a more talented signal-caller lead their offense. Unfortunately, Jones happened to directly follow Bradford's impressive career and has been held to a near-impossible standard his entire career.
Will he be the next Peyton Manning? Probably not. But he will be drafted in the first or second round by a team that needs some competition at the position and get his chance to make a name for himself early in his career. From there, anything can happen.