Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones will return for his senior season instead of entering the 2012 NFL Draft, the school announced Thursday. Not a huge surprise, as OU fans have expected him to stay and NFL scouts have advised against a jump just yet.
Jones on his decision to stick around:
"I want to accomplish the goals that I set before I got here, and there is still a lot more to do," Jones said. "I want to make sure I've exhausted every effort in that area. And I want to be a senior. I enjoy being at OU and with my teammates and look forward to graduating with the guys that were in my class when I got here."
When Matt Barkley announced his choice to return to the USC Trojans, Jones could've become a potential first-round selection. But considering the way Oklahoma's season fell apart after star receiver Ryan Broyles' injury, it makes sense Jones would like one more year.
This year, Jones put together a 4,463-yard effort, nearly halving his junior sack numbers but throwing more picks at a slightly lower competition percentage.
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