At this point in the NFL training camp season, out of the two LSU standout wide receivers that came out in the draft this year, it was supposed to be Odell Beckham turning more heads with the New York Giants than Jarvis Landry with the Miami Dolphins. Well as we’ve seen throughout the years, experts aren’t always right.
While Beckham continues to nurse a nagging hamstring injury that left him out of the team’s first preseason game this past Sunday night, Landry is turning some heads in Dolphins camp.
According to James Walker, who covers the Dolphins for ESPN, Landry has been the rookie that is performing at the highest level in camp.
The biggest rookie standout so far has been second-round pick Jarvis Landry. The rookie wide receiver has displayed strong hands, solid routes and toughness. Landry is best in the slot where he can use his savvy and strong hands in traffic. He’s made several of the most impressive catches so far of training camp. Landry is currently behind veteran slot receiver Brandon Gibson. Landry’s also competing with Marcus Thigpen on punt returns.
Beckham was put on such a higher pedestal than his former teammate Landry because he blew everyone away in the workouts prior to the draft, while Landry wasn’t what a lot of scouts thought he was going to be.
But so far, early in their careers, Landry is proving a lot of people wrong.