Nov 29, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) celebrates a fumble by the Arkansas Razorbacks in the fourth quarter at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Jarvis Landry, WR LSU

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:

  • Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisiana State wide receiver Jarvis Landry speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

    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.

Strengths

  • Elusive
  • Tough to tackle
  • Great hands
  • Excellent route runner
  • Special Teams player as well

Weaknesses

  • 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.

My Take

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.

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