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Dolphins fans have been excited for the Jarvis Landry addition since he was drafted in the second round this May.
So far in camp, Landry has given us the reason to be excited.
Landry has been one of the Dolphins' top performers in each training camp session, showing off speed that many experts thought he didn't have while also using his sublime route-running ability to get open.
He has already become a reliable target for Ryan Tannehill, even earning the praise of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who gushed to Jacob Feldman of The Miami Herald about Landry's talent:
Jarvis Landry is somebody I think everybody is really excited about, speaking to the coaches. He’s really going to be somebody that’s going to surprise a lot of people and really bring some excitement to this team.
Head coach Joe Philbin had similar praise for Landry, saying:
He seems to be kind of an instinctive football player. He picks things up well. I think he reads coverages quickly and accurately, he has a knack of finding a way to get open, and so far he has displayed very good hands. He’s off to a very good start.
His ability to get open will earn him more playing time than I even thought he'd get (the wide receiver position for the Dolphins is pretty loaded this year). He can be used in the slot or on the outside and has done well in both positions thus far in training camp.
Part of why Landry has impressed has been his work ethic. In Feldman's Miami Herald article cited earlier, it is reported that even after practice, Landry heads over to the JUGS machine to continue to work on catching the football. His massive hands help in that endeavor, but he's still looking to improve on what is his greatest strength.
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