2015 Dolphins grades: Jarvis Landry


Grading Miami Dolphins wide-receiver Jarvis Landry is probably the easiest grading job for 2015. Anything less than an “A” would make every other grade on this site pointless. So instead of simply handing out a grade you already know, revel in the year that Landry had.

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Jarvis Landry – wide-receiver

2016 salary – $940,000.00

What’s interesting here is that the Dolphins have Jarvis Landry under contract for the next two seasons. In 2017 he will make just over $1.05 million before heading towards a possible 2018 free agency period. At some point over the next two seasons the Dolphins are going to need to get Landry locked up to a long term deal.

In his first two seasons in the NFL Landry has more receptions than any player in NFL history over their first two seasons. In Miami he is the teams single season reception leader passing O.J. McDuffie in 2015.

While many components in the Dolphins offense didn’t work in 2015, Jarvis Landry did. In fact at times it seemed that the only player that was clicking on offense was Landry. Landry’s work ethic alone would garner an “A” grade and it’s something that other players need to take notice of and emulate. The question is not how good Landry is it’s how good will he become? For all his work off the field, he is still growing as a wide-receiver on it.

ProFootballFocus ranked Landry the 14th highest receiver in 2015 and gave him a grade of 86.7. Landry was effective running the ball, catching the ball, blocking, and is one of the best special teams returner the team has, no sorry, he is the best.

Miami is very high on Landry’s 2016 potential and Adam Gase is going to love getting this kid involved in his offense. While his production in terms of receptions, 110, and yards, 1,157, but his touchdown total of four could go up. The reason that an expected decline could be on the horizon is that the Dolphins are expecting a big jump for De’Vante Parker and if Gase’s offense is more spread out, other players will take touches away from Landry.

No worries though as Landry will still be the team leader in receptions and yards. It was a fantastic season for Landry who concluded it with an invitation to the Pro-Bowl, as an alternate but a Pro-Bowler nonetheless.