The bond is obvious between New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Landry recently discussed his deep friendship with his “brother” in an interview with Sky Sports. He released his personal top five best wideouts in the league. Of course, Beckham was at the top of the list.
“He’s a special talent,” Landry explained. “His thing is when he gets the ball in his hands he’s a playmaker.”
As for their friendship, Landry says it began in high school and flourished at Louisiana State University, where the two wideouts were stars in the SEC. Now in the NFL, the two college roommates continue to aid one another on the field even though they are on separate teams.
“If I play the Redskins this weekend and he plays them next weekend, he gives me tips and I give him tips,” Landry noted. “Just things to help each other out.”
In their final year at LSU in 2013, both Beckham and Landry amassed over 1,000 yards receiving as the dynamic duo made names for themselves respectively.
They declared for the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham was taken 12th overall by the Giants, and Landry was chosen late in the second round at 63rd overall.
The two met only once in their early pro careers so far when the Giants traveled to Miami last year for a regular season bout. As natural-born competitors on the gridiron, Landry notes how their friendship is second only between the hashes.
“It is always is, it always was,” Landry said about his competition with his former college roommate. “Between us, it’s about creating a standard and when we’re together matching it. It’s highly competitive.”
Beckham won the head-to-head matchup in Miami scoring two touchdowns on seven catches and 166 yards receiving, compared to Landry’s 11 receptions for 99 yards. Their style of play, though, is eerily similar with the ability to bust out big yardage with speed and agility.
Landry notes how the two don’t miss a day talking, and their love and respect for one another can be seen on their social media accounts constantly. The “Royal Fam,” which also includes Cincinnati Bengals and former LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, is a brotherhood on and off the field.
Things may get heated in between the hashes, but its all love for Landry and Beckham.
Scott Thompson | giantswire.com | April 15, 2017