Draft Profile: BioMatt Landers from St. Petersburg High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Landers opted to join Georgia.
In 2018 as a freshman Landers saw action in just 4 games for the Bulldogs and didn't feature in the passing game.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played 12 games and had just 10 catches for 105 yards for an average of 10.5 yards per catch, with one TD, and a QB rating when targeted of 53.7.
As a junior in 2020 he played 4 games and hauled in 2 catches for 27 yards for an average of 13.5 yards per catch.
After the end of the season Landers transferred to Toledo where as a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had 20 catches for 514 yards for an average of 25.7 yards per catch, 5 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 119.0.
After the end of the season Landers entered the transfer protocol once again and transferred to Arkansas where as a fifth-year senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had 44 catches for 780 yards for an average of 17.7 yards per catch, 7 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 142.2.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Landers can be nearly unbeatable on contested-catch opportunities, not only because of his length and explosive leaping ability but also because of his strong hands and outstanding body control.
- Landers is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands.
- He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Landers should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line speed to threaten down the seam.
- Very good hands, accepts the ball fluidly on most throws and is ready to make a play afterward. Makes catches in traffic, even going up over taller defenders with vertical and toughness.
- Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
- Although he is more of a possession target than a field stretcher, he fiercely competitive demeanor and run-after-catch ability make him a major threat in the middle of the field.
- A force working up the seam, he accelerates quickly and glides once he gets going.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Landers seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Landers doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
- Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
Matt Landers percentiles vs other Wide Receiver's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)
How other scouting services rate Matt Landers (Overall Rank)
All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank