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Landry Jones | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 211

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Steelers selected Oklahoma QB Landry Jones with the No. 115 overall pick.
Jones (6-foot-4 1/8, 225) was a four-year starter, succeeding Sam Bradford and completing 65.0 percent of his career passes with a 123:52 TD-to-INT ratio in the Sooners' wide-open spread. Jones has starting-caliber arm talent -- he's drawn Ken Stabler comparisons from ESPN's Ron Jaworski -- but crumbles in the pocket with bodies around him and tends to sense pressure when it isn't there. He's got the Gabbert syndrome. Jones still throws the ball well enough with his feet set that he's worth a developmental flier. Ben Roethlisberger has missed eight games over the last three seasons and Jones fits Todd Haley's quick-hitting passing scheme. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:04:00 PM

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National Football post's Russ Lande writes Oklahoma QB Landry Jones could be a surprise first-round selection.

"Based just on the notes I took when evaluating Jones I would assign him a third round grade due to his streaky play. However, while evaluating his play I charted out every pass he threw in the 2012 games I evaluated and when I plugged the results into the computer he ended up as the number two ranked quarterback with a first round grade," Lande writes. "Jones has a big time arm to easily make every NFL with zip and when he is on he can be an extremely accurate passer. Standing strong in the pocket, Jones was able to make strong, accurate throws as the pressure closed in on him. Having played in Oklahoma’s offense which does not require the complex adjustments of an NFL offense, Jones will need time to adjust to making all the protection calls/adjustments that an NFL offense requires. With questions surrounding many of the quarterbacks this year, more than one NFL source has told me that Jones is one of the top three quarterbacks in their team’s draft boards."
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Former NFL GM Bill Polian ranked Oklahoma's Landry Jones as the top QB in the 2013 class.

Well then. Polian followed up his ranking by saying "I was at the game in Norman when he beat Tannehill head to head. This guy's a winner." We must have missed the snaps when Tannehill played defense. There's a chance Jones is a third- or fourth-round pick, but if out of rhythm and forced to work in confined space, Jones struggles immensely.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 03:58:00 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski ranks Landry Jones as this class' No. 4 QB.

Jones has "grown on me the more I watched," Jaworski said. "Maybe the prettiest thrower coming out of this collegiate group." When the Sooner is in rhythm, he can make some nice throws downfield, however, once things start to break down Jones' game goes off the rails. Regardless, he could be a third-round pick.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 02:26:00 PM

NFL Network's Charles Davis listed Oklahoma QB Landry Jones as an "excellent sleeper" at the position.

"Ok now, we're talking about the guy's all-time leading passer in Big 12 history," said Davis. "You talk about 50 starts in college with a lot of success. We tend to dwell on the games he and his team didn't win but look at the number of wins they did have. Listen, they got a share of the Big 12 title this year and that wasn't anything close to a vintage Oklahoma team. Yes he has some things he has to work on but what quarterback doesn't in this draft? I think Landry Jones is an excellent sleeper..." Jones has the arm strength but lacks the pocket toughness that one looks for in a quarterback.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 06:05:00 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski listed Oklahoma QB Landry Jones in his top five players at the position.

There are very few individuals who also have this ranking as far as we've seen. Jaworski is known as a quarterback guru that particularly harps on arm strength, which may be a big reason why he likes Jones as much as he does. We respect his opinion on Jones, but we have doubts over his ability to be an NFL passer.
Source: NFL on ESPN
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:05:00 AM

The Bills hosted Oklahoma QB Landry Jones for a visit on Friday.

Jones is starting to generate some buzz in draft circles after creating very little for a few months of the process. If able to stay in rhythm and lock on to a first or second read, Jones shows promise, but there are plenty of issues when asked to work in tight spaces or scan the field.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 10:57:00 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper considers Oklahoma QB Landry Jones a "draft riser."

"He's not in the first-round discussion, but Jones has recovered some in the eyes of a number of teams who once might have seen him as a talented lost cause," Kiper writes. "Once a likely mid-to-late rounder, I wouldn't be shocked if someone took him in the late second round." Our biggest issue with Jones is his ineffectiveness against pressure.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones will complete a private workout with the Buffalo Bills this week.

The team recently put Geno Smith and EJ Manuel through workouts, but their quarterback desperation might be even more obvious with the inclusion of Jones. We don't expect the Oklahoma product to be anything more than a third day selection.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 10:51:00 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both list Oklahoma QB Landry Jones among their top five prospects at the position.

Kiper lists Jones fifth, with McShay having the Sooner signal caller at number four. The former then went on to say Jones is the biggest risk of the group. "There's a roll of the dice, a risk/reward with Landry Jones," Kiper explained. We are a bit shocked that he wound up on either evaluator's top five, and he's a fringe top 10 player at the position for us.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s ranks Oklahoma QB Landry Jones as the 51st best prospect in the 2013 class.

Among quarterbacks, Jones is fifth behind Geno Smith, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley, and Ryan Nassib. It is a high ranking, but Jones checks in the same tier with EJ Manuel and Mike Glennon.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Oklahoma's Landry Jones remained Mike Mayock's fifth overall QB in the draft analyst's updated rankings.

Jones checks in behind Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Mike Glennon, and Ryan Nassib. Many remain hot or cold on Jones, and despite a ton of college production, we expect the Sooner quarterback to be a third day selection.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 01:36:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock said there's "no consistency" with Oklahoma QB Landry Jones.

"I can look at certain games and go, ‘That’s a first round draft pick.’ I can look at other games and go, ‘He’s a fifth round guy,' Mayock said. "I like his junior tape better than his senior tape. I think he can make most of the throws. I think ‑‑ I know he can make all the throws. I’ve seen him make all the throws, but like a lot of this year’s quarterbacks, there is no consistency with this kid."
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

The week of practice in Mobile will be huge for Jones, who has flashes when given a clean pocket early in games but falters under pressure. A lot of his practice reps will be without an offensive line in front of him, so Jones could succeed in this environment. However, if he continues to struggle, expect Jones to be a third day selection.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 09:15:00 AM

SI's Tony Pauline considers Oklahoma senior QB Landry Jones a second- or third-round prospect.

Pauline says Jones is a, "tough, intelligent signal caller that fizzled late in his Junior season. Offers the skills to be a starter at the next level yet by no means a franchise signal caller."
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 02:13:00 PM