Ravens to meet with LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Feb 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM
The Ravens meet Sunday with LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry, one of the better and tougher receiver prospects in the NFL draft.
The meeting is expected to include coach John Harbaugh.
Landry caught a career-high 77 passes for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, excelling on third downs as a clutch player capable of making acrobatic, one-handed catches and showing no fear going over the middle to catch passes in heavy traffic. What he's lacked is consistency, though.
He excelled on third downs as the nation's leader in third-down production, piling up 453 yards and six touchdowns and
Landry has drawn comparisons from draft analysts to former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.
Landry embraces playing on special teams, loves to block and is graded anywhere from the late first round to the second round.
As a sophomore, he caught 56 passes for 573 yards and five touchdowns.
He finished his career with 137 receptions for 1,809 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The 6-foot, 195-pound wide receiver isn't as fast as fellow LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, but does run the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds.
"You're going to get a football player," Landry said. "I'm going to play special teams. I'm hard to bring down across the middle. I'm going to block linebackers, safeties. it doesn't matter, just the little things that people forget."