The Dolphins wideout is one of the NFLs best weapons
Jarvis Landry was one of the most productive wide receivers in football last season.
The Miami Dolphins’ offensive weapon amassed 1,136 yards through the air last season, good for the NFL’s 10th-most, was responsible for 593 yards after the catch, the league’s fourth-most, accounted for 52 first downs, and established an NFL record for the most catches (288) through three seasons for a wide receiver.
But it appears Landry is the NFL’s very best in one category.
Last season, the 24 year old gained 856 yards when playing out of the slot position, the most among all pass catchers from that position, according to the calculations of Pro Football Focus.
The Colts’ T.Y. Hilton was second with 745 while New England’s Julian Edelman was third with 724; New Orleans’ Willie Snead (707) and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin (649) rounded out the top-five.
Landry’s 65 receptions from the slot were also an NFL-best.
His production here was particularly noteworthy when calculating that Landry ran just the 12th most routes from the slot position last season (367).
Landry is in line for a major contract extension in the near future as he embarks on the final season of his original rookie agreement. He and the team have not yet discussed the terms of this extension, according to most reports, but it’s a certainty his representatives will bring up these numbers when they do.
James Parks | 247Sports.com | Apr 21, 2017