February 14th, 2013
In the NFL draft, some players are a perfect match for a team. There are also players who are underrated but still become superstars. Landry Jones, the strong armed quarterback out of Oklahoma, is both.
Ever since Landry Jones was born, he seemed destined to be on one team - the Dallas Cowboys. Jones was named after Cowboys coach Tom Landry, who led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl multiple times. Jones was born in New Mexico, and went to college in Oklahoma, so he was never far from Dallas.
Now the Cowboys are in need of a starting quarterback. Tony Romo, the Cowboys current starting quarterback, is 32 and the Cowboys need a quarterback for the future. IF the Cowboys select Landry Jones, he would backup Romo and learn about playing quarterback in the NFL. When Tony Romo retires, Jones can take over. Former backups like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and even Romo started their careers this way.
The Cowboys are in a great position to select Landry Jones. Jones is expected to be drafted behind a few other quarterbacks in the draft, and is thought to be selected during the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round. The Cowboys are sure to be in position to get Jones, while still being able to get other good players.
Finally, Landry Jones is an outstanding athlete. While he is criticized for throwing a lot of interceptions, Jones had a quarterback rating of 130.8 or higher in each of his years with Oklahoma. Aaron Rodgers, who had the best quarterback rating in the NFL in 2012, had only a 108.0 rating. Also, Jones throws a lot of touchdowns, and he has arguably the strongest throwing arm in the 2013 NFL Draft.
That is why the Dallas Cowboys should use one of their picks on Landry Jones.
NFLRUSH Kid Reporter