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Dolphins Boost Offense With WR Landry


It has still only been a few days since the culmination of this year’s draft, and my head is still spinning.  I frequently review the picks Miami Dolphins made these past days, and I am left wondering if this draft was a complete letdown or a blueprint for success.  It takes me a few minutes to remember that we won’t know the answer to that question for multiple seasons to come, as no player from this year’s draft has played a single down with their respective team.  While I would certainly like to comment and evaluate every pick GM Dennis Hickey (and apparently HC Joe Philbin) made this year, I will focus on just one.  That pick is LSU’s WR Jarvis Landry, the 63rd overall selection of this year’s draft and my favorite new member of the Miami Dolphins.

Regardless of the other pick’s Hickey/Philbin orchestrated, I think they hit the nail on the head with Landry.  I believe with time he will be Brian Hartline or Brandon Gibson’s replacement.  Last season, Landry was LSU’s leading receiver (ahead of Odell Beckham Jr.) with 77 receptions, 1193 yards (15.5 avg) and 10 TD’s.  He won’t blow you away with his speed, though he does run a 4.53 forty-yard dash at his pro day.  At 6 feet 195 pounds, Landry is versatile enough to play anywhere on the field, whether it is spread out wide or in the slot.

Landry won’t beat you on the deep ball, but he will beat you by running crisp routes and using agility to gain separation.  Many analysts said Landry had the best hands out of every receiver in the draft, and Landry makes up for his lack of size by going up to get the ball at its highest point.  He should compete for playing time, and with more experience, should become a starter and a go-to for QB Ryan Tannehill.  He provides depth at a position that was riddled by injuries last season.

Don’t believe me?  Check out his highlight tape.  Landry goes after every single ball with a hunger and confidence that no current Dolphins receiver possesses.  He is special and will be an instant playmaker, and to that I say way to go Dennis Hickey and Joe Philbin.

FINS UP!

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  • KELLY KLEMETSRUD

    sounds like he will be the next OJ McDuffie and that’s not a bad thing..

  • Pygskyn

    The kid really reminds me alot of Oronde Gadsden, and thats a good thing. Some of the best, most dangerous, reliable receivers of all time were a little on the slow side, but they attacked every ball and ran the cleanest routes.
    A good recent example is Keenan Allen. Last year I harped on how this kid was gonna be amazing and in his rookie season with SD he revitalized that offense. I see alot of Allen (maybe even better) in Landry. This kid may just be special.

  • Buckeye Finfan

    I don’t normally do this but I was so offended by the NFL
    video of Michael Sam kissing and cuddling his boyfriend and the act of
    repeatedly pushing that agenda on us with the constant replays that I feel it
    necessary to speak up. I don’t know
    about you but the video actually made me nauseous. People are free to live any lifestyle they
    choose whether I agree or not but there are lines of public decency that should
    not be crossed nor should that lifestyle be forced on those who disagree.

    I think as Christians we often tend to be far too passive in
    letting liberal activists promote their immorality in a manner that gives the
    impression that they represent the majority when in fact they do not. I was greatly encouraged by the vast numbers
    of people speaking out on various blogs and comment sections of articles today.
    (Monday)

    I took a moment of my time today to call the NFL and they
    actually have an extension for leaving a comment and the switchboard operator
    very kindly transferred me to leave my message.
    I simply expressed my thoughts to them about the video and added that
    the NFL was no longer safe for family viewing.
    If they continued down this path they risk alienating a large segment of
    their audience and losing viewers. I
    encouraged them to get back to the game of football and leave behind the
    politics and Liberal Agenda.

    I would encourage any of you to do the same if you feel
    inspired to do so. Here is the number: (212) 450-2000

    Additionally, I would encourage people to call the Miami
    Dolphins organization as well. Their
    number is (305) 943-8000. They will
    verbally take your opinion and are very politely receptive to it. The reason I mention this team is because
    they suspended and fined a player (Safety Don Jones) for a tweet in reference
    to the Michael Sam video. The tweet
    simply said, “OMG – Terrible”.
    There was no hate or name calling yet they took a severe action against
    him for simply expressing his opinion on his own time. This is a major violation of the first
    amendment. I would also point out that
    many players in the NFL made hateful comments against Tim Tebow for his
    religious views yet not a single player was reprimanded for it. Not only do we need to take a stand for what
    is morally right but we must also stand up for our Christian freedoms and
    rights in this country before we lose them all.

    On both these issues if enough people speak up I believe it
    could have a positive impact.

    Feel Free to pass this on.