The Miami Dolphins have some of the most talented pass-catchers in the NFL, as they have managed to surround third-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill with Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace, Charles Clay, Brandon Gibson, Jarvis Landry, and all-purpose back Knowshon Moreno. Landry was a nifty get for the Dolphins in the second round, and it’s telling they drafted him despite having a strong trio of receivers at the top of the depth chart. Although he tested poorly in pre-draft workouts due to his lack of speed, Landry had amazing tape with the LSU Tigers, and no rookie possesses his hands; he almost never drops a pass.
Landry has already been impressing people at Dolphins workouts this offseason, and his versatility is another calling card that could even allow him to beat out Gibson for the No. 3 receiver gig behind Hartline and Wallace. Per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Chris Perkins, Landry has “looked good” today at OTAs when playing on the inside or on the outside, and it’s confirmation that he has a strong chance of contributing all over the field as a rookie.
Gibson had a nice first year in Miami before going down with a season-ending injury, so it won’t be too easy for Landry to unseat him. But it isn’t impossible either, and it will be interesting to see how many fish Tannehill will be able to feed this year. I am high on Tannehill heading into his third season, because he’ll have a better line in front of him and even better skill position players to work with. I thought he was pretty good last season even if he faded a bit after a very strong start to the year, and I think he’ll be able to entrench himself as the team’s franchise QB, especially with the kinds of weapons he has around him.