Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
NFL Player Comparison:
- Philip Rivers: Like Rivers, Jones has a big arm, is capable of putting up huge stats, and is capable of winning games. Like Rivers, he is big and somewhat athletic.
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- Jones' career at OU began a year before it was supposed to when Sam Bradford suffered a season ending injury. As a freshman in 2009, Jones was one of the best QB's int he nation. He was the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention. He set a Sooner bowl record with 418 passing yards. He threw a school record six TD' passes vs. Tulsa. He led all Freshman nationally with 26 TD passes and 3,198 passing yards. 2010 was an even better year for Jones. He was the winner of the Sammy Baugh Award. He was an honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated. He was first team All Big-12. He set the single season OU record in completions (371) and attempts (568), had two 400-yard games, he threw for 300+ yards nine times, which is second best in OU history. He led the nation in completions and attempts and was No. 2 in total passing yards and TD's and he led the big 12 in total offense.
- 666 Completions, 1,066 Attempts, 62.5 Pct, 7,916 Yards, 293 Yards Per Game, 64 TD, 26 INT
Projected Draft Status: Top 10
- If Jones has another good season and decides to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, he will likely be a top 10 pick and possibly even go in the top five.
- Highlight #1: Landry Jones vs. FSU: In this game, Jones though a lot of screens but it is worth the look.
- Highlight #2: Landry Jones analysis: This is an awesome video that analyzes Jones' game. Definitely worth the 13 minutes.
Jones' Strengths and Weaknesses
- Jones is a tremendous QB prospect that should end up in the top 10 QB's in the NFL. He has good size, good arm strength, makes good decisions, and knows how to play the game. Him and Andrew Luck make up a great QB tandem for the 2012 Draft. He could end up being the 1st QB taken if he has a great season and Luck struggles do to a weaker supporting cast.
- He would have been the 1st pick in this years draft had he declared. That is a very bold statement but it is definitely possible. He is a much better QB prospect than Cam Newton and I don't see how he would have not gone No. 1.
- He will fit best into a spread offense in the NFL. However, he is not limited to a spread offense. He can also thrive in a West Coast offense.