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Via tweet from Jake Trotter, Landry projected to go between 3rd and 5th rounds of draft. Has anybody seen any other recent draft projections? Not just "scouts are saying" but actual projections.
This post was edited by James Hale 18 months ago
I'm a real adult fan, not like all you other spoiled babies. You don't know anything about me, but I can make wild accusations about you.
who the hell is mel kiper
2001....that was the last year Kiper was right about anything!
He's usually way off with qbs but I think he's right on with Landry
i'd hate to be the team that drafts LJ
It is likely that LJ will do really well at the pro day and combines. It's probably not much more than guesswork to try and peg where he'll go in the draft at this point.
Just curious who the board thinks (QB) that will go ahead of Landry?
What's interesting to me is that it seems as though Matt Barkley had an even worse year than Landry, got criticized for some of the same things as Landry, e.g. gets antsy in the pocket and doesn't do well under pressure, and he got injured. However, Kiper has him going early in the 2nd round, possibly late in the first. I'm not sure I see that much difference between Barkley and Landry.
Trotter posted a more detailed article about Kiper's view on a few Sooners, including Landry, Lane, Tony, Kenny and Colvin. - http://espn.go.com/blog/colleges/oklahoma/post?id=18597
Mel Kiper Jr. talks Sooners in NFL draft
by Jake Trotter
This week, ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. examined several of the Sooners entering April’s NFL draft on a conference call with reporters.
Perhaps most interesting was Kiper’s evaluation of quarterback Landry Jones.
"You see some of his decision-making, some of his inconsistency in terms of accuracy throwing the football,” Kiper said. “He's just kind of leveled off. He maybe played some better football earlier in his career than he did late at times.
“I'd say right now third to fifth round area, third or fourth round area."
Jones came back to school for his senior season in large part to bolster his draft stock. But if NFL teams view Jones the way Kiper does, that obviously won’t be the case.
Kiper, however, is high on other OU draft hopefuls. He sees offensive tackle Lane Johnson and safety Tony Jefferson going somewhere in the second round.
“He's gained a lot of momentum and will continue to gain a lot of momentum as he moves through the process,” Kiper said of Johnson, who was recruited to Norman originally as a tight end. Johnson actually played quarterback in junior college. “There's not a lot of guys that can be hole-fillers at that position after the top group."
Kiper thinks Jefferson made the wise decision to skip his senior season and enter the draft.
“I like the way he plays the game,” Kiper said. “He's got real good awareness, real good instincts for the position. He's been a playmaker his whole career.”
Kiper, however, thinks wideout Kenny Stills should have gone back to school.
“He's got all the talent,” Kiper said. “He's made some big plays. He's had some drops during his career. I'd like to see him go back and round it off a little bit, work on his consistency and maybe become a second round pick, maybe even a late one. I don't see that happening right now. Right now, I'd say more third round for him."
Kiper was also asked about cornerback Aaron Colvin, who announced Monday he would return to OU for his senior year.
"I have him rated as the No. 2 corner going into next year [behind Virginia Tech’s Antone Exum],” Kiper said. “That's a pretty good spot to be in. When you look at versatility, he provides that to a secondary. I thought he did a good job this year. When you go into the year as the second-highest rated corner and you would not have been that had you come out, that's a good move. That's a solid decision.”
Most projections I've seen have Landry somewhere in the top 4-6 QB's. Typically, I've seen Geno Smith, EJ Manual, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson and Landry listed as the top 5 SR's. It's really a down year for QB's....that's not an impressive list.
I think Mike Glennon is also part of that group.
Way to support your sooners.....
The draft is an odd beast...if a run on QBs starts then everyone who wants to grab a QB in this draft panics and the guys get slotted upward. If it goes the other way then it can be worse.
LJ is a great Sooner...will alway love him for playing and winning so many games at OU. I hope he goes somewhere in the draft where he can get a chance to learn the ropes and grow into his role. He has his faults...but holy cow...look at some of the prior year QBs - Gabbert, etc. Everyone but the top few guys have warts..question is can LJ get in the right position with the right team and overcome his. I hope he does. Always good for OU to have guys excel in the league.
This post was edited by TheBigL 18 months ago
That's the best we can hope for out of Powervault....bless his heart.
Freak, we have to quit quoting dip sticks. But maybe by being take later on in the draft Landry will be behind an established qb with a good ol and can step into the starting role a bit latter and thus not be beat up like Sam.
This post was edited by SoonerNM 18 months ago
I'm no NFL expert. But it is odd to me that Landry gets penalized by "NFL gurus" - for the same stuff they overlook from Barkley and many others - including Geno Smith. Last I recall, Landry beat him head-to-head and had better numbers.
It's also odd that so many other guys from underachieving teams (like the guys from Tennessee, Arkansas, etc.) also get a pass. I thought they were supposed to make their teams better.
LJ will be a better QB than minnesota's Ponder. LJ is 6'4 has a cannon and is accurate. Solid 2nd rnd book it!
I hope that Dallas draft's Landry. They could use a young q.b. who can come in and give Romo some competition. I feel that Landry will have an excellent pro career. And Kiper's full of it if he doesn't think that Landry can sling the ball around.
ok everybody is mesmerized by the zone read qbs these days ask rg3 how it feels in the nfl the new fad will fade as bad ass nfl lbs and des get their shots in over a 16 game season. the right team and right system will suit LJ very well in the bigs and while he is cashing those big checks you small minded little arm chair qbs will still be small minded little arm chair qbs!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, what would Landry do with that offensive line? He's be dead the first game.
This post was edited by SoonerJoeM 18 months ago
Even Pat Jones, not an avid OU fan, has said that Landry will do so well at the combine and on the tests that he will go 2nd to 3rd. That is unless he screws the pooch at the Senior Bowl.
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