Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Jarvis Landry was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and despite the trend that rookie wide receivers don't have much success in their first year in the NFL, he is working to hard to make an impact and buck that trend.
In an interview earlier this week with James Walker of ESPN, Landry talked about various things. One area that Landry has set himself apart in is the fact that he has tremendous hands. When asked how he has such good hands, he had this to say.
"First off, it’s having the hand-eye coordination. It’s also having soft fingers and soft hands. I also think when you have the ability to extend your arms and not catch the ball in your body, it makes you more of a reliable target. You build trust with quarterbacks that way, when they see you plucking the ball out the air. It’s absorbing the ball, squeezing, catching and securing it. Those are the key points."
Landry says that there are several tough catches but he has worked hard to be ready for any of them. These include over the shoulder catches, behind the body and back shoulders. He also says that he remembers all of his drops and works extra hard after having drops in a game or practice in an effort to eliminate the mistakes.
Landry should see plenty of playing time this season and has already become a favorite target of Ryan Tannehill. We'll see if that translates to success once the real games begin.