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At the outset of the 2011 college football season, Oklahoma's Landry Jones projected as the second-best quarterback prospect behind Andrew Luck. Jones has an ideal NFL build (6'4", 230 pounds), a laser arm (threw 38 TDs in 2010) and a winning history (led OU to 12 wins in '10).
However, Jones' stock has taken a hit this season.
Houston Chronicle reporter Lance Zierlein reported that two NFL scouts believe Jones needs to stay in school, and this is probably because the Sooners' quarterback plays primarily out of the shotgun, is surrounded by elite talent and looked largely unimpressive against FSU—the best defense OU faced this season.
Despite the criticisms, Jones did throw for almost 5,000 yards last season and is on pace to throw for over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns this year.
If the Dolphins continue their winning ways, they could run themselves out of contention for Griffin and Barkley. In this scenario, Miami could settle for Jones, who still has brilliant upside.