Comparing Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry to WRs in 2014 NFL Draft
Receptions Per Game
"Odell Beckham Jr: 5.9 Jarvis Landry: 5.7 Davante Adams: 5.5 Allen Robinson: 5.2 Mike Evans: 5 Brandin Cooks: 4.7 Sammy Watkins & Jordan Matthews: 3.7 Kelvin Benjamin: 3.4 John Brown & Martavis Bryant: 3.3"
We finally get a statistic that is dominated by one of the Cleveland Browns dynamic duo.
Coincidentally, both OBJ and Jarvis are first and second on this list respectively. They have both been pretty ball-dominant wide receivers so far in the NFL, and have a knack for getting open against defenses. Say what you want about Jarvis Landry, when he is on the field he produces.
Part of this statistic is each receiver’s ability to get open, and part of it is how much their coaches scheme to use them and look to get them the ball. All the guys who have averaged above 5 receptions per game have been number one receivers on some team so far in their NFL career, which explains their high amount of receptions.
Since joining the Cleveland Browns, Jarvis Landry’s receptions per game dropped from a whopping 6.3 in Miami to 5 per game, which is still really solid. Odell on the other hand saw his receptions per game drop from 6.6 on the New York Giants, to only 4.2 on the Cleveland Browns.
Their drops in receptions per game breaks down to the fact that they are both on the same team now, and that they have had to adjust to two different offenses since Odell has arrived in Cleveland.