This film analysis was completed by Efrain Ramos. Follow him on Twitter: @EfrainRamos
The Miami Dolphins are in the midst of an overhaul at the wide receiver position, and at the forefront of this reconstruction is fan favorite Jarvis Landry. Landry, who will enter the season as the de facto leader of the wide receiver unit, won the hearts of Dolphins fans with his hard working attitude, spectacular catches, and overall fun-loving demeanor.
These traits paired with his 84 catches for 758 yards and five touchdowns last season gives NFL fans little to dislike about the former LSU receiver heading into his second season. This is not to say that Landry is perfect, as he does have his blemishes.
Landry runs with the ball like a punter, constantly shedding tacklers and juking defenders, but with that comes the liability of fumbling, which is a concern, and he needs to work on this. Another issue that is often presented is his lack of top-end speed, which limits his home run potential. Landry did not notch a catch longer than 25 yards last year, and fumbled the ball seven times, losing four of them to the opposition.
With those two issues aside (and I’m nitpicking,) Landry possesses a great ceiling to go along with an already high floor, but enough talking, let’s take a look at the tape:
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