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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