Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry smashed the team’s single-season receptions record last year, catching 110 passes for 1,157 yards with four touchdowns. In 2014, as a rookie, he set the team’s rookie receptions record, catching 84 passes for 758 yards with five touchdowns. His combined 194 receptions in his first two seasons is an NFL record, beating out his former LSU teammates and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., who caught 187 passes the past two seasons.
Yet, in NFL analysis, Landry is often forgotten, or listed as simply a “slot” receiver, not on par with the top wide outs around the league. According to CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, Landry is clearly Miami’s most underrated player.
It's hard to believe a guy who caught 110 passes and went to the Pro Bowl is underrated, but Landry is that. As the passing game becomes even more of a pro-style system under Adam Gase, his numbers might be even better. His touchdown numbers will certainly go up.
Landry is a player who people love to overlook. Even Dolphins fans will downplay his talent at times, not wanting to admit Landry is an elite wide out. The Dolphins will look to take some of the defensive focus off Landry this year, with DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Cameron Jordan all likely having a more prominent role in the scheme than they had last season, but that should only help Landry continue to play like the elite receiver he is.
Is Landry the most underrated player on the Dolphins’ roster? Surprisingly, yes.