Jarvis Landry, the Miami Dolphins' second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, isn't one to shy away from hard work. In fact, star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants has said time and time again that his success can be directly linked to the way that Landry pushed him in college at LSU.
This past season, Landry found success in the slot, catching 84 passes for 758 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was targeted 111 times and averaged 9 yards per reception. In 2015, Landry is looking to capitalize on that and do even better but doesn't want to necessarily accomplish that in the slot. Instead, he wants to play on the outside.
That's why he's been working hard this offseason. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Landry has been training with Beckham at a facility in Arizona. His main priority is improving his explosiveness.
“I had to beg him to take time off,” said his agent, Demarius Bilbo. “He wants to show people he’s an outside receiver, not just a slot receiver.”
The Dolphins are expected to re-vamp their wide receiver unit this off-season and if they feel comfortable allowing Landry to play on the outside, it might help solve a big piece of the puzzle moving forward.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs