Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:Jarvis Landry reportedly ran an official 4.58 at his Pro Day. a .2 second improvement is quite significant. He greatly improved his chances of going in the 2nd round with that run.
OTC, I'm sure you realize most prospects pro day times are always faster than the combine times. Every year, every prospect, it's the same thing. Running a 4.58 pro day vs. 4.7 at the combine is basically the same. It's really not an improvement imo. With that being said, I still like landry's craftiness and superb playmaking ability. Unfortunately, he is not the type of receiver that stretches the field.
If he had run a 4.70 flat at the combine, I'd agree. However, a 4.58 vs a 4.77 is a definite improvement. For Pro Days, typically they tack on .05 - .10 seconds. .2 is indeed substantial. I believe Bruce Miller ran a 4.8 at the combine and a 4.67 at his Pro Day, and I think most of us would agree the second time is a better indicator of his athleticism.
All this said, however, after getting the rest of the workout results Landry really didn't help himself, and I spoke too soon. The measurables that have no variance in margin of error when it comes to recording them (vertical and broad jump), were not good still. 30 1/2 inches and 9-05 feet on the broad jump aren't anything special, and his shuttle and 3-cone times were terrible (4.59 / 7.59). And he weighed in 10 pounds lighter at 196.
I know the measurables aren't everything, but when you do so poorly across the board, you don't do yourself any favors. Landry probably is looking at the 3rd at his best bet now.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 10, 2014 at 6:35 AM ]