Scout’s Eye Review- Week Three (Landry Jones)

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Landry Jones, Quarterback, Oklahoma  (6 ft 4 in/229 lbs)

Game: September 17/2011– Oklahoma @ Florida State (Week 3)

Stat line:

Passing–18/27/199 yards/1 touchdown/1 interception

Rushing–3/-10 yards/1 touchdown

Play-By-Play Breakdown:

First quarter– [

0, 0, 0,0, +1 (pass),

0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, +1 (TD Run), 0, +1 (pass), +1 (pass), 0, 0, -1 (interception),]

Total= +3

Second quarter– [0, 0, 0, +1 (pass), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,   ] Total= +1

Third quarter– [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -2 (Interception in double coverage), 0, 0, 0, 0] Total= -2

Fourth quarter– [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, +1 (pass), 0, 0, +1 (pass), +2 (TD Pass), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0] Total= +4


= +6 — positive impact

Game Notes

I did not think this was one of Jones’ better games. He made some very poor decisions throwing the football and just did not seem to be in sync with his receivers. That said, he was pretty good in the fourth quarter and helped Oklahoma overcome a very good Florida State defense.  He has become known as a player who is calm under pressure and he showed it again in this game.  This is a very important attribute for a quarterback to have if they are going to be successful in the NFL. Jones has proven that even during tough games he has the ability to overcome issues and stay focused when the game matters most.

Although Jones made some bad decisions with the ball he did demonstrate his excellent accuracy a number of times.  He has a strange release similar to Philip Rivers’. He has good arm strength and accuaracy and I cant forsee him having any issues with his mechanics at the next level.

One thing I did notice was that in Jones’ attempt to be accurate on the deep ball that he sometimes floats the ball, leaving it easy to defend against.

Even though this was not a great game by Jones’ standards he did demonstrate enough to make me believe that he has first round talent and the ability to succeed at the next level.  If he can continue to improve on his decision making, he will limit his turnovers and should become a very adequate prospect heading into 2012.

How did you grade Landry Jones’ performance?