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Landry Jones, QB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Artesia, NM
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 225 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11193-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.032.861.77- 319'7"4.307.12
Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses NFL body with good height and relatively thick build. Mostly works from the shotgun but comes out from center on occasion for runs and some play-action. Displays good enough footwork and urgency on handoffs to easily transition to regular under-center work in the NFL. Keeps feet active in the pocket to maintain rhythm. Steps up into the pocket when outside pressure comes. Already owns a very strong arm, could become elite over the next few years. Displays serious juice on throws to either sideline and can stretch the field vertically.

WEAKNESSES: Coached to check down often because of his team's defense; will need to prove himself capable of making secondary reads downfield at the next level. Runs upright and not very elusive in the open field. Setup breaks down if pressured regularly, and he will backpedal early instead of standing in to deliver; inconsistent downfield when not set. Struggled hitting running backs on short swing passes while taking snaps from under center at the Senior Bowl.

Player Overview

When Sam Bradford went down in the season opener back in 2009, Jones entered the game and held his own considering the shoes he was asked to fill. After four seasons as the Sooners' starter, he leaves the program as the Big 12's all-time leading passer with 16,646 yards and total offense (16,271).

He was considered by some to be best prep football player out of the state of New Mexico, choosing Oklahoma over UCLA and Stanford.

After redshirting in 2008, he started 10 games as a freshman in 2009 followed by his best season in 2010 as a sophomore (14 starts), finishing with 4,718 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and a 65.6 completion percentage.

Jones appeared to take a step back as a junior, but he still produced positive numbers with 4,463 yards and 29 passing scores. He considered leaving for the NFL Draft a year early before deciding to return to school.

He put up more impressive numbers as a senior, including 4,267 passing yards, 30 touchdowns against 11 interceptions and a 144.6 passer rating.

Jones has NFL height and good body flexibility with the mobility to use his legs to extend the play. Jones has good arm strength and average accuracy, but his ball placement is too erratic at each level and he tends to make highly questionable decisions every game. He stares down targets and his accuracy dips when forced to go away from his first read, showing poor footwork when rattled as he struggles to reset and step into his throws.

Jones has put up big numbers as part of a pass-happy offense, lining up in a hybrid pistol/shotgun formation, and is reminiscent of Jay Cutler - frustrating passer and it doesn't always look pretty, but the tools are there and he gets results. He still has room to improve and needs to show more of a clutch gene and improve his ball placement before he'll be an elite quarterback.

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03/17/2013 - 2013 Oklahoma Pro Day: When it comes to quarterbacking, George Whitfield Jr. has developed quite a reputation in NFL circles. The quarterback guru has personally tutored Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. So Whitfield knows what a first-round quarterback looks like. And he believes that Landry Jones will be a first-round selection. "That's where I see him going," Whitfield said Wednesday after Jones finished throwing during Oklahoma's pro day. "He might not be the headliner or front line guy right now, but when they boil it all down and get down to what's most important, Landry will figure his way into the first round."

Jones gave scouts from all 32 teams in attendance one final look before the NFL draft in April, throwing 71 passes inside OU's Everest Indoor Training Center. He got off to a rocky start, as the first pass sailed out of his hand into a duck that fell way short of the intended receiver downfield. But he quickly settled down and was crisp for the rest of the session. "Today's workout was representative of what teams wanted to see," Whitfield said. "They wanted to see his arm strength, his agility and mobility, how much of an athlete is he. - Jake Trotter, ESPN.com

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