Landry Jones Scouting Report
Landry Jones - Oklahoma (HT: 6-4 - WT: 219)
Positives -- Has a good arm, good enough to make every throw at the next level... Very accurate on his short and intermediate throws, one of his biggest strengths... Really works the middle of the field well and gives his receivers the opportunity to get yards after the catch... Excels with timing routes... Put
up huge numbers in Oklahoma's spread offense, threw for 4300+ yards in each of the past two seasons... Has good footwork in the pocket, gets good depth in his drop steps... Possesses ideal size for an NFL quarterback, good height and frame... A winner, has compiled a 21-5 record as a starter over the past two years... Big upside if he puts it all together, has all the tools you want (size, arm strength, accuracy)... Really slings the ball, gets good velocity and zip on his intermediate throws, ball will explode off his hand.
Negatives -- Struggles when asked to push the ball down field, poor trajectory and accuracy past twenty yards... Really struggled at the end of 2011, threw for zero touchdowns and five interceptions over his final three games... Seemed to regress a bit as a junior, numbers fell off and went from looking like a sure-fire top ten pick to a candidate to fall out of the first round... Completion percentage is surprisingly low for the offense that he plays in, only completed 63 percent of his passes this year; to compare, Sam Bradford completed 69 percent in his two years in the same offense... Struggled when his number one target, Ryan Broyles, missed games due to injury... Has a bit of an awkward throwing motion, appears like he has to wind up before throwing... Is a below-average athlete and struggles outside of the pocket, doesn't get many yards with his feet and can get chased from behind by defenders... His mechanics will break down when he's under pressure, will panic a bit and make throws that he shouldn't... Plays in a gimmicky offense that runs a lot of wide receiver screens and quick hits that end up inflating his statistics.
Combine Results
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At Oklahoma -- (Official School Bio) 2010: Sammy Baugh Award winner... honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated... All-Big 12 first team by the Dallas Morning News and Kansas City Star... All-Big 12 second team by AP... owns seven passing records at OU... tied the single-game yardage mark with 468 yards on an OU record 62 attempts at Oklahoma State... set the single-season completion record with 371 completions on a program record 568 attempts... has season (two) and career (three) record for 400-yard games... multiple TD passes in 11 of his last 14 outings and has seven career games with four or more TDs including four this season... threw for 300+ yards on nine occasions during the season, second best in OU history... leads nation in completions and attempts and is No. 2 in total passing yards and TDs... led the Big 12 in total offense. 2009: Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention by league's coaches and All-Big 12 Freshman by became starter after Sam Bradford went out with an injury... earned first career start against Idaho State and responded with three touchdown passes... his 418 passing yards in the Sun Bowl vs. Stanford set a Sooner bowl record and rated as the second-best total in Sun Bowl history... completed 30-of-51 passes with three touchdowns and one interception against the Cardinal... threw a school-record six touchdown passes against Tulsa (previous mark of five was held by two Heisman winners, Sam Bradford and Jason White, and a Heisman runner-up, Josh Heupel)... had six games with multiple touchdown passes... led all freshmen nationally with 26 TD passes and 3,198 passing yards... eclipsed Sam Bradford's freshman passing yards mark at OU (previous best was 3,121 yards).... tied the school record for pass attempts with 58 vs. Nebraska... threw for 392 yards against Texas A&M;, 336 vs. Tulsa... had a career-long rush of 15 yards against Kansas.