Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU (Height: 5'11.5", Weight: 205 lbs)
NFL Comparison: Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers
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- Adequate height with a decent overall build.
- Excels on underneath routes.
- Ran a lot of short in-and-out routes at LSU and has the hands to handle quick throws in tight spaces from that distance.
- Has the tools to be an ideal possession receiver in the slot.
- A tough runner who will fight for extra yardage.
- A strong route-runner, who has a good feel for timing and depth of his routes.
- Became a safety net for Zach Mettenberger.
- Ideal hands for a slot receiver.
- He catches the ball away from his body and quickly secures the football before turning upfield.
- Shows great awareness on the field, adjusting to find the soft spots underneath zone coverage, which helped him become a reliable checkdown option at LSU.
- Extremely productive despite never really being the focal point of LSU's passing attack.
- Led team in receptions as a sophomore despite starting just one game.
- A willing blocker who looks to deliver big hits to unsuspecting defensive backs and linebackers.
- Ran poorly but reportedly suffered a hamstring injury while running the 40-yard dash, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Ravens (h/t NOLA.com).
- Route running is consistent, but he lacks the quickness and fluidity in his movements to shake free from most defensive backs; struggles to get separation.
- With limited agility and modest straight-line speed, he'll struggle to get over the top of defenses at the next level.
- He can be shut down by press coverage due to his limited size and lack of agility and footwork to shake free from defenders in tight spaces.
- Has the speed to break off some big plays when given a lane to run, but he isn't a threat to make guys miss and create something out of nothing after the catch.
- Inconsistent use of his body to shield defensive backs on contested targets.
- He doesn't have a big frame, but he could still improve his technique to improve his ability to come down with catches in traffic.
- 2013 All SEC second-team selection.
- His brother Gerard played receiver at Southern University.
- Related to former LSU defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey.
- Was a 5-star recruit and fourth-ranked wide receiver by Rivals.com.
Landry is ideal for the role of a possession receiver in the slot. He has the tools to excel on shorter routes and as a checkdown option for the quarterback. While his upside is fairly limited, he is already polished as a route-runner and displays the hands necessary to make an immediate impact if he lands in the right situation.