LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry is one of the many players who should have considered staying in school for another year. Despite having a very solid junior year, returning for his senior year could have propelled him to become a much more highly regarded prospect.
Landry stands 6’0″ tall and weighs in at 205 pounds. Many teams will see him as a reliable pass catcher whose strength and elusiveness could really help him succeed at the next level. Some teams may see him as a bit of a work-in-progress who could have done more to establish himself as a top tier talent at the college level.
Still, Jarvis Landry will be a solid addition to a team looking to add a solid receiver in the middle rounds of the draft.
Here are his statistics over 3 years at LSU:
40 games played
- 137 catches
- 1809 receiving yards
- 15 receiving touchdowns
- 10 solo tackles
- 21 total tackles
It is hard to even count Jarvis Landry’s first year with LSU in his statistics. During his freshman campaign, he had only 4 catches for a total of 43 yards. After that, Landry seemed to grow and develop, scoring 5 touchdowns his second year and then doubling that amount for his third year.
- Tough to tackle
- Great hands
- Excellent route runner
- Special Teams player as well
- Lacks ideal height
- Slow acceleration
- Struggles when jammed by defenders
Fit For The Vikings
Jarvis Landry could be an interesting option for Minnesota in the slot or on special teams.
With the draft pick it would take to acquire Landry (most likely a third or fourth round selection), the Vikings are better off rolling with their current crop of starters at wide receiver and passing on him.