Oklahoma football: Landry Jones gets chance to prove himself at OU Pro Day

Landry Jones will work out Wednesday at Oklahoma's annual Pro Day inside the Everest Training Center, where he'll work to convince NFL representatives that he's still the first-round caliber quarterback many considered him to be a year ago.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 12, 2013

At last month’s NFL Combine, a reporter asked Landry Jones which game tape scouts should watch to best understand his ability.

The former Oklahoma quarterback chose last year’s 50-49 win at West Virginia.

“It went back and forth all game, and we came out on top in the end,” Jones said.

That November night in Morgantown, Jones passed for a school-record 554 yards, threw six touchdowns and called a clutch, fourth-down audible that set up his game winning touchdown pass with under 30 seconds left.

He also outshined Mountaineers’ signal caller Geno Smith, who is currently considered the best quarterback available for April’s NFL Draft.

Jones will work out Wednesday at Oklahoma’s annual Pro Day inside the Everest Training Center, where he’ll work to convince NFL representatives that he’s still the first-round caliber quarterback many considered him to be a year ago.

Jones was a projected first-round pick after his junior season, but decided to play one more college season.

On the field, Jones’ senior year clearly eclipsed his junior season. He recorded more touchdown passes with a higher completion percentage, and threw fewer interceptions.

His draft stock plummeted, though, even in a 2013 quarterback class considered weaker than last season’s that produced Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson.

The quarterbacks currently projected as first-round selections this year are Smith and — in some mock drafts — USC’s Matt Barkley, who like Jones chose to return for his senior season.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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OU Pro Day participants

Jaydan Bird, linebacker

Derrick Bradley, wide receiver

Justin Brown, wide receiver

Daniel Franklin, deep snapper

Javon Harris, defensive back

Lamar Harris, defensive back

Demontre Hurst, defensive back

Joseph Ibiloye, linebacker

Brian Jackson, defensive back**

Tony Jefferson, defensive back

Lane Johnson, offensive lineman

Landry Jones, quarterback

David King, defensive lineman

Jamarkus McFarland, defensive lineman

Stacy McGee, defensive lineman

Joel Ossom, fullback

Patrick O'Hara, kicker

Jesse Paulsen, defensive back

Sam Proctor, defensive back*

Kenny Stills, wide receiver

Reggie Smith, defensive back***

Casey Walker, defensive lineman

R.J. Washington, defensive lineman

Tress Way, punter

Dominique Whaley, running back

Tom Wort, linebacker

* — Proctor is a former OU player who participated in OU's 2012 Pro Day.

** — Jackson is a former OU player who last played for the St. Louis Rams.

*** — Smith is a former OU player who last played for the Carolina Panthers.

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