Landry Jones is one of the top quarterback prospects for the 2012 N.F.L. draft and a likely first round pick. This scouting report will be continuously updated between now and the 2012 N.F.L. draft.
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6’4 230 pounds
2010: 405 for 617 for 4718 yards 38 TD, 12 INT
2011 (10/4/2011): 111 for 115 (71.6 completion percentage) 9.34 yards per attempt, 10 TD and 5 INT.
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Started 24 of 27 games that he has played at Oklahoma, and has vaulted himself into the discussion as a potential top 10 pick in 2011. Saw his accuracy increase dramatically as a sophomore in 2010 when he went from 58.1% completion to 65.6%. Honorable mention All-American in 2010 after throwing for 4,718 yards and 38 touchdowns (12 interceptions). Works primarily out of the shotgun but has very good vision down the field, as well as excellent footwork in the pocket. Goes through his progressions and knows how to read defenses. Has the arm strength to be able to fit the ball into tight spaces. His accuracy has dramatically increased, as I pointed out, and he has a very quick release. Not a scrambler by any means, but knows how to work outside of the pocket and use his athleticism to his advantage. Arm strength overall is good to very good. Great placement on his deep throws, and I would love to see him decrease his interception totals even though the Sooners are a big time passing offense.
PROS: Accurate quarterback…good athlete…can spread the ball around really well…gamer….solid athlete…poised…not easily rattled…good deep accuracy…good footwork in the pocket….completion percentage has consistently improved…very productive
CONS: Plays on dominant team…doesn’t have overly strong arm, but can still make all the throws….slightly disadvantaged because of OU’s offense (fast paced shot-gun offense..hard to get a good feel for how well he goes through progressions)…throws a few too many INT (not a lot though)…looked very fidgety especially in the pocket vs FSU in 2011…has struggled with pressure in his face
Comparison: Sam Bradford
NFLmocks staff is all over the place on Jones. Chris Ransom and Jesse Bartolis are not as high on Jones as others, and think that Jones is most likely Quarterback to be a bust. Others like him as a top 10 pick.
Landry Jones vs FSU (2010)
Landry Jones vs Uconn
Landry Jones 2010 breakdown
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