Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Profile and Projection: Landry Jones


Landry Jones holds most of the Oklahoma Sooners’ passing records, but no one expects him to make much of a dent in the 2013 NFL Draft. The arguments against him are numerous. Despite his high numbers, he grew more inconsistent as his career went on. While he holds the records, he was never seen as good as Sam Bradford, the man he followed, and Bradford has yet to set the NFL on fire. Plus, outside of Bradford, no Sooners’ quarterback under Bob Stoops has made it in the NFL.

However, there are positives. He has good size for the NFL, at 6-3, 220 pounds. He is a pocket passer with good vision, and despite the arguments that he is inconsistent, his percentage numbers went up in his senior year to a career high 66.1-percent. He is also deadly accurate, throwing 30 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions in his senior year. He is not mobile, which is seen as a negative in today’s NFL, but he is smart and can play well in the right environment.

The question is whether Jones can handle the pressure when 300 pound NFL defenders are coming at him.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, there are a lot of quarterbacks ranked ahead of him, and in a year where the quarterback quality is considered low, that is not a good sign. Matt Barkley, Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib and Tyler Wilson should all go ahead of him and none are projected to be a first day pick.

Landry Jones’ draft position will be determined on when the prior quarterbacks go, and he will head to a team as nothing more than a backup, or more likely a third stringer who will have to prove himself in training camp.

Landry Jones 2013 NFL Draft Projection: 3rd Round

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  • Scot Hickerson

    This year the “rankings” vary as much as opinions of those rankings.. I have seen players all over the place.. QB’s are two valuable for teams to listen to arm chair prognosticators who say “Stats don’t Matter I Scout the player”… I am sure that in Jones 4 years and 2183 passes there were some mistakes that Jones made under pressure.. All quarterbacks do.. The question is How Much and how often Answer is not ouside of what is Normal of all QB’s Jones has low INT’s and was Ranked first in 3rd down Conversion the biggest pressure down… Jones was good at avoiding pressure and make quicking decisions and has a quick Release.. . Yes OU and Jones fell short of a National Championship.. That doesnt mean he sucks and wont be drafted till the third.. If Jones had fatal flaws then they would have hindered his performance. I Predict Jones will be Drafted in the first.. Teams have Jones in their top two or three.. George Whitfiled says he is a first rounder and George has worked with a few. Polian was a GM and says Jones is first round to late round pick and the best QB.. Nassib is being call a first Rounder and had Schefter say a team thought he was a UFDA..