Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have had arguably the best season by a wide receiver duo in LSU history. They were sensational, making big plays all year. They made history by becoming the first pair of LSU receivers to both have more than 1000 receiving yards in a season.
They were extremely reliable, so Zach Mettenberger rarely took his focus off them. Together Beckham and Landry were on the receiving end of over 74% of Mettenberger’s passing yards and over 81% of his touchdown passes. Jeremy Hill was third for LSU in terms of receiving yards and he did not even reach 200 yards.
Landry was much improved from a year ago. Throughout his career he has made incredible receptions, but this season he was also extremely consistent. Landry led the Tigers in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He doubled his receiving touchdowns from a year ago, from 5 to 10, and more than doubled his receiving yards, from 573 to 1172. He continued to have jaw-dropping receptions, including a circus catch on Mettenberger’s final play of his collegiate career. Landry earned Second-Team All-SEC honors, and was only held off the first team because the two spots were taken by two of the best receivers in the country, Jordan Mathews and Mike Evans.
Jarvis Landry regular season grade: A
Beckham was arguably the most explosive player in the entire country. His lightning quick speed made him a constant threat as both a receiver and a return man. He finished the year with 57 receptions for 1117 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was constantly a big play threat, averaging 19.6 yards a reception. As good as he was as a wide receiver he was equally as good as a return man. This year he broke the single season all-purpose yards record, previously held by Domanick Davis. Odell Beckham’s performance this year earned him First Team All-SEC honors as an all-purpose player.
Odell Beckham Jr. regular season grade: A+