2014 NFL Draft
Name: Jarvis Landry
Position: Wide Receiver
Positives: Jarvis Landry has great hands is an excellent route runner. He has the ability to properly set up defenders in and out his breaks to create separation. He knows how to find the open areas in the zone and he has the athleticism and strength to go and make the acrobatic catch in traffic.
Negatives: He doesn’t have very good speed. He ran a 4.77 forty at the scouting combine, and that’s well below average for a receiver. Has only average size as well, but otherwise there aren’t a whole lot of negatives to Landry.
Impact on the Redskins: There’s a sentiment that since the Redskins signed DeSean Jackson that they don’t have a huge need for a receiver in this draft. And while I agree, the need isn’t as great, I think it still exists. Santana Moss is passed his prime, Leonard Hankerson is recovering from a torn ACL, and Aldrick Robinson has yet to establish himself as a reliable target.
So Jarvis Landry cam come in an immediately compete with them for the number four receiver on the team. And injuries can happen as well. One day you are set a position and then a couple of injuries happen and it affects your entire team. The Redskins should look to be over stocked at receiver. And having a guy like Landry only strengthens the unit.
Where the Redskins might pick him: It’s possible that Landry could go anywhere from the late second to the fourth round. If the Redskins really wanted him, they’d need to take him in the third round at pick # 66. However, it’s possible he might still there in the fourth round at pick # 102 as well.
Other teams interested: Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns
2014 NFL Draft