The SEC's 25 best players: No. 19

January, 23, 2014
Jan 23
One of the most clutch receivers in the league -- check out that acrobatic one-handed grab he made during LSU's comeback against Arkansas -- Jarvis Landry teamed with Odell Beckham to form one of the nation's most dangerous 1-2 receiving punches.

No. 19: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

2013 summary: When Zach Mettenberger desperately needed to complete a pass, he looked Landry's way more than anywhere else. And more often than not, Landry rewarded Mettenberger for his confidence. The junior finished with 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns -- all totals that rank among the top five single-season showings in LSU history -- and entered the NFL draft after the season.

Most recent ranking: Not ranked in the 2013 preseason countdown

Making the case for Landry: Although he also had talented tailback Jeremy Hill eating up chunks of yards and one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, Beckham, lining up alongside him, Landry still ranked third in the SEC with an average of 91.8 receiving yards per game. He posted five 100-yard games -- including a 10-catch, 156-yard outing against Georgia -- and totaled at least 87 yards in each of the last five games of the regular season as the Tigers pushed toward their program-record fourth straight season of at least 10 wins. His and Beckham's departures will leave an enormous void in the Tigers' passing game, as they combined for 2,345 of the team's 3,263 receiving yards.

The rundown
No. 20: Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss, Jr.
No. 21: Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, Jr.
No. 22: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, Jr.
No. 23: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State, Sr.
No. 24: Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt, Sr.
No. 25: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri, Jr.



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