In the 2nd round of this past May’s draft, the Miami Dolphins selected LSU wide-receiver Jarvis Landry. Coming out of LSU, many draft experts called Landry a poor man’s Anquan Boldin. The Dolphins are hoping that will be the case. If early results from camp provide any indication of that coming to fruition, the Dolphins may have drafted a gem.
The Miami Heralds’ Jacob Feldman reported on the papers website today that Landry is not only looking good at practice but stayed on the field Sunday after practice to work on his route running and pass catching.
Sure players stay after practice all the time, well sometimes, but seeing a 2nd round rookie on the field is a bit more surprising. Especially one who doesn’t seem to be needing a ton of extra work at the moment. The decision by Landry to stay late is further evidence of the accolades he received coming out of college. Landry was often described as a leader on and off the field who led by example and expected the same of those around him. Perhaps some of the other wide-receivers should take notice.
Stephen Ross has taken notice.
“Jarvis Landry is somebody I think everybody is really excited about, speaking to the coaches,” Ross said. “He’s really going to be somebody that’s going to surprise a lot of people and really bring some excitement to this team.”
So has Joe Philbin.
“He seems to be kind of an instinctive football player,” Philbin said. “He picks things up well. I think he reads coverages quickly and accurately, he has a knack of finding a way to get open, and so far he has displayed very good hands. He’s off to a very good start.”