Friday, June 20, 2014

Mike Wallace says Jarvis Landry is 'ahead of the game'


By all accounts, second-round Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry has had an impressive offseason on the practice field, and Thursday, he closed it off strong.

The LSU product led all receivers in receptions during the Dolphins' OTA-ending scrimmage, hauling in five catches for 67 yards.

One of his teammates thinks Landry's exceptional showing in the first month of his pro career is just the beginning.

“Jarvis, he’s ahead of the game,” veteran wideout Mike Wallace said this week, via “He plays like a three-, four-year vet already. He’s really smart and crafty. He’s going to be good for us.”

Landry's longest play was a 21-yard reception from starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was singing Landry's praises earlier this week.

“He’s a playmaker,” Tannehill said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “Some of the strongest hands I’ve seen ever since I’ve been playing football. He’s a guy that’s going to catch the ball if it’s in his area. I’ve seen him already make some tough one-handed catches in practice."

Landry will have to continue to work his way into the lineup, as he'll undoubtedly start behind Wallace and Brian Hartline on the depth chart. He'll be jockeying for position with veteran Brandon Gibson and company for a No. 3 or No. 4 spot, though he could equally earn his chops as a returner.

Landry amassed 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games during the 2013 collegiate season.

“[He] seems like a guy, that once he gets the ball in his hands, he’s going to do something with it," Tannehill said. "It’s going to be fun getting the ball to him.”

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