Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Combine: Landry Jones Struggles in 40

Landry Jones competed in Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Combine, and as far as speed, he left a lot to be desired. Luckily, his other components should make up for his lack of wheels.

Jones finished dead last among quarterbacks in the 40-yard dash on Saturday. While Geno Smith blazed with a very impressive 4.59 and fellow Big 12 quarterback Collin Klein even pulled out a 4.78, Jones finished with a lumbering  5.11. If anything, it shows that he won’t be the next Robert Griffin III in the NFL.

Of course, Jones’ game for the Oklahoma Sooners was never built on running with the ball. He was a bit quicker in the 3-cone drill, with a time of 7.12 seconds, good enough for fifth, right ahead of Collin Klein. He also tied for fourth in the 20-yard shuttle with a time of 4.30.

In the verticle jump, Jones finishing fourth with 31.0 inches and in the broad jump, he finished fifth with 9’7″.

According to a recent USA Today article, quarterback guru compared Landry Jones to Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan and said that Jones has first round abilities. His predicted draft spot is the second or third round. It doesn’t look like his on-field skills tests will help him move up, but there is always a chance his interviews might.

To see the 2013 NFL Combine report for Lane Johnson, click here.


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  • Scot Hickerson

    I am from Artesia NM and a fan of Landry Jones.. I saw the 40 and I think he ran it slow on purpose.. why I don’t know. His 1.69 split at 10 yards was very quick.. He looked great at 20 yards and then glanced to the side and then started High stepping it like he was trying to look like he was running fast but wasn’t… He can run he had 600 yards rushing one year in High School…. The mobile QB craze wont last because of injuries, (RG111 and Vick) Any way he is the best passer in the draft, way under ranked and under appreciated. The perfection standard attitude at OU was adapted by the media towards him.. a Hand full of bad plays and throws that all QB’s will make in a course of a 4 year career makes him a major consistancy problem.. Never mind the 65%,65%,66% completion rates the last three years and 4000 plus yards.. Never mind his wins and records and bowl games. He sucks cause he didn’t win the National Championship.. Ou is blessed to be so consistently successful.. but NE fans don’t say Brady sucks because they don’t win the Superbowl every year..

  • Brian Glenn

    As a middle-aged Sooner fan, I have always been dazzled by Landry’s arm strength and ability to distribute the ball thru the air in game-time speed. He absolutely saved OU from defeat numerous times per season with his plays and left Norman with a Bowl record superior to his predessescors ( huge, given the monkey on Stoops back at one point not long ago). Landry never embarrassed the program or lashed out at serial critics in the media or bleachers.

    Fact: Anyone throwing the ball 50 or 60 x game (often to to young receivers) will get picked off occassionally so I don’t want to hear any rebuttal. He rarely took sacks and rarely fumbled. God speed, Landry and I would love to shake your hand one day.

    Brian Glenn
    Boomer Sooner !