The 2013 NFL Combine is still a few days away, but one analyst is already throwing darts at Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Landry Jones. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he doesn’t like any of the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft and then he called out Landry as an example.
“Like a lot of the quarterbacks this year, he’s so difficult to qualify,” said Mayock of 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 went on to say that he knows that Jones can make all his throws because he has seen him make them, but he is inconsistent. He said he liked Jones’ junior tape better than his senior tape, but sees no one in this NFL Draft class that makes him happy. He ranked Geno Smith and Matt Barkley as his top two quarterbacks in this class, but neither are in his Top 20.
While Mike Mayock doesn’t like any of the quarterbacks, most people see the Kansas City Chiefs drafting Smith with the overall first pick in the NFL Draft. If they don’t take him, there are still teams like the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles that will be looking for a quarterback at some point in the draft.
Regardless of how inconsistent Landry Jones has been over his career, his numbers will make a team take a chance on him. He threw for 16,646 yards in his four year Sooners’ career, eclipsing 4,000 yards his final three seasons. He threw for 123 touchdowns and 52 interceptions and has a quarterback efficiency rating of 141.5. In his career as the starting quarterback in Norman, he went 39-11 (Sam Bradford started three games in 2009, the Sooners finishing 1-2 in those contests).
Landry Jones is the Big 12 all-time leader in passing yards and total offense. He ranks fifth in the nation in passing yards and passing yards per game. He may have looked inconsistent at times, but he got the job done. Someone will take a chance on Landry Jones, whether it is in the second round or early on Day 2. Either way, Jones will have a job in 2013 on an NFL team.
Wait and see what Landry Jones does at the 2013 NFL Combine. Then pass judgment on where you think he will end up in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Source: Inside the Bills