This is the 52nd installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. A new player will be previewed every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#80- Jarvis Landry– WR- LSU
I call this guy Jarvis Landry “Mat” because he always puts in four quarters and leaves opposing cornerbacks in a spin cycle. When it comes to Landry, I expect the Browns’ offense to really air it out. I wouldn’t expect Landry to get many grass stains on him this fall since he should be wide open from all the attention defenses are going to be paying to Odell Beckham, Jr.
Last season, Jarvis Landry used HBO’s “Hard Knocks” to really endear himself to Cleveland’s fan-base. After joining a squad who infamously went 0-16 the year prior, the ex-Dolphin tried to change the culture and instill a much-needed attitude of toughness and accountability. He backed up the talk, recording 81 catches for 976 yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Brownies.
The Browns offense was really starting to click in the second half of the season last year. They are expected to make another leap this season after getting another year of experience and adding Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt. Landry could be one of the biggest benefactors from all of these improvements. He has always had a knack for getting open and making receptions, but now there should be less focus on him with OBJ in town and speedster, Antonio Callaway, stretching defenses. The Cleveland offense should be a blast to watch this season.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Carl Davis.