Landry JonesHt/Wt: 6-4/230 lbs
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2012 ProfileLandry Jones is a very solid pro prospect and should be a sure-fire 1st round pick. What is going to comfort GMs is that he has a very good make up. He is mature on and off the field, you will not have to worry about any drama with him. Also, he comes from a great system at Oklahoma, he was able to watch Sam Bradford as a freshman and looks a lot like him. His individual and team success scream first round prospect. He is an accurate and efficient passer in an uptempo system. I really like how he has cultivated a highly productive chemistry with Ryan Broyles who was not considered a 5 star prospect coming out of high school, I really think the work that they have put in together has elevated Broyles to all American level and made them one of the top passing offenses in the nation. At the same time Jones doesnít just lock in on Broyles and spreads the ball around well. He makes concise decisions, knows where he wants to go with the ball and doesnít hang on to it too long. Landry has improved each year, he has good mechanics which translates on the field. Also, he has NFL arm strength, size and athleticism for an NFL QB.
His negatives are that he will not work out of the shotgun nearly as much at the next level. He plays with top level talent and can struggle against tough defenses especially on the road. He doesnít really make plays with his legs. He can be deliberate, he is not going to improvise much. He does not have much experience in challenging weather conditions. He doesnít do a lot of progressions down the field. He does a great job of taking a picture of the defense making the read and getting the ball out, but he takes advantage of being in an up tempo system that tries to catch defenses off guard. I fully believe he has the capacity to make all reads to adjust to the complexity of NFL defenses but there will be a learning curve as usual for incoming QBs. I donít know how tough he is because he hasnít been hit nearly as much as he will be in the NFL, but the fact that he is adept at getting the ball out quickly bodes well.
I think a good NFL comparison is Kerry Collins and I project him to have a similar career. He is definitely more mature than Collins was coming out of school, both had similar success at big time programs, I do think Jones has better mechanics but probably not quite the arm strength of Collins. He is more of a quiet leader, capable of leading an offense and getting the ball in playmakers hands.
Profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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