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Several analysts weigh in on Dolphins' picks Jarvis Landry and Billy Turner

LSU's Jarvis Landry, selected 63rd by the Dolphins in the draft tonight, caught 77 passes for 1193 yards and 10 touchdowns last season despite dealing with a foot injury in October, and dropped only one of the 106 passes thrown in his direction.

North Dakota State's Billy Turner, chosen 67th overall by Miami tonight, played left tackle in college but can easily make the transition to guard, where the Dolphins need him.

Some feedback from analysts on both, beginning with Landry:

### ESPN’s Todd McShay rated him 48th overall: “He is pound for pound the toughest, most physical skill player in this draft. He’s not that big. He doesn’t run very fast. But he belongs in the first two rounds because he has the best ball skills. He catches everything. He will run down and cover kicks. He will knock linebackers out on crack backs. I love this pick. He isn't an explosive vertical or run-after-catch threat, but he is a tough, physical competitor who does all the little things right. Landry uses quickness and savvy to separate from coverage.”

### NFL Network's Mike Mayock: “I had 10 favorite players in the NFL Draft. This is one of them. When you put the tape to watch [LSU first-round receiver] Odell Beckham play you can’t tell which one is Beckham [and which is Landry]. Landry ran a 4.7, and it dropped him down a little bit. I love the opportunity he’s going to have in Miami. He’s the toughest wide receiver – physically toughest wide receiver in this draft.”

### ESPN’s Mel Kiper: “Huge hands. He’s the hardest worker on that football team. He’ll be a slot receiver."

### ESPN’s Trent Dilfer compared him with Anquan Boldin, but without the size.

### NFLdraftinsider.net’s Tony Pauline:

Positives? “Consistent receiver best running underneath routes. Displays quickness, sells routes, and separates from opponents       exiting breaks. Resilient, works to make plays, and shows tremendous eye-hand coordination. Comes back to the ball to make himself an available target, effective when he extends and catches away from his frame. Makes the difficult catch in the middle of the crowd. Easily makes receptions running down field at full speed and effortlessly adjusts backwards to snatch the ball from the air. Despite his 40-time displays a burst, which he switches on in a single step.”

Negatives? "Possesses average size-speed numbers. Lacks top-end speed and the second gear. Started just one year on a full-time basis at LSU."

Bottom line: “Landry's not a prospect who passes the eyeball test rather a receiver who does the little things well and plays with consistent fundamentals. He has physical limitations but is a savvy route runner who would do very well in a timing offense.”

### NFL Network's Matt Millen: “He’s not a speed guy. But this guy will change the attitude of your team. He’ll challenge anybody who doesn’t work. I saw him do that at LSU. He’s a guy who demands you practice the way you play and that you play hard. This is a tough, tough sucker. I love this guy. And it’s rare to get that out of a receiver. Anquan Boldin has that same attitude. I remember when him coming out and he was a little banged up. But you knew he had it in him. Same thing with Andre Johnson. I think this guy is going to play for 10 years and just depend on.”

### NFLdraftscout.com’s Frank Cooney: “Along with Clemson's Sammy Watkins, was only other high school five-star receiver in this draft, so his talents have been known for a while. Arrives in draft with ample experience running pro-style routes. He is probably a more reliable go-to receiver than higher ranked teammate Odell Beckham, although the latter is more of a home-run threat. He is faster than his unfair 40-yard time of 4.77 at combine, where he ran with bad hamstring. He is more of a 4.60. Former prep basketball star with huge, strong hands and a tough-guy attitude that should make him a great target in a West Coast offense, and pretty effective in any scheme.”

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Feedback on Billy Turner, selected 67th: (Pleased we were the first nationally to tell you of the Dolphins' interest in Turner in this blog on March 9 and again on April 23.)

### Mayock: "Showed a lot of potential [at the Senior Bowl]. Now is he raw? Yes. But he does have some potential. He’s got size. He’s got feet. I like the pick just because they have to rebuild that entire offensive line.”

### Kiper: "Played for dominant team at 1-AA. 15 starts left tackle last season and did not allow a sack. Against Kansas State, he graded out at 96 percent, 10 knockdown blocks in that upset of the Wildcats. This is a good 1-AA prospect who will impact the Dolphins' offensive line."

### NFL Network's Charles Davis: "He was darn good against Kansas State. Father played in the league. His grandfather told me at the Senior Bowl that you don't give my son enough credit."

### Tony Pauline: Positives: "Four-year starter named to numerous all-America teams since his junior season. Athletic, college left tackle who projects to the right side or guard in the NFL. Blocks with good knee bend and tremendous leverage and strong at the point of attack. Gets movement run blocking and annihilates opposing defensive lineman. Plays with a nasty attitude and works blocks. Sees the blitz and gets a pad on opponents to disrupt them from their angle of attack. Keeps his feet and hands active throughout the play, quick off the snap, and makes outstanding use of blocking angles. Easily gets out to the second level and shows the ability to hit a moving target. Takes out as many opponents as necessary off a single snap. Controls defenders once engaged in a block then seals them from the action."

Negatives: "Mechanical in his footwork. Does not display great lateral blocking range. Lacks balance and haphazard in his movement. Struggled at the Senior Bowl when he was outclassed almost every day in practice."
 
Final word: "Turner is a talented prospect who showed steady development in his game. He lacks the natural footwork and the ability to stay at left tackle but will have an opportunity on the right side. Turner offers starting potential down the road if he receives proper coaching and development at the next level."

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