Dolphins rookie second-round pick Jarvis Landry has been receiving a lot of praise since the start of training camp for his work at wide receiver, but nobody really should be that surprised at what he’s been doing. After all, he did lead a very good LSU team in receptions and receiving yards last season, beating out New York Giants first-round selection Odell Beckham Jr. in both categories.
But Landry’s dazzling 48-yard punt return in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons was a different story. When it comes to returning kicks, Landry didn’t bring much to the Dolphins in terms of college credits.
So to see Landry make a quick and tremendous juke to evade the first Atlanta player in coverage and then use his blockers before shaking free from Falcons punter Matt Bosher and gaining more yardage was something a bit more unexpected.
It also served to show that Landry clearly could contribute as more than just a wide receiver as a rookie.