head busta from augusta Posted May 25, 2011 Share Posted May 25, 2011 http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/05/23/drop-percentage/Looking DeeperTo get a bit further into it, I’ve pulled all the data from the last three years to see who has that consistency over a longer period. The qualifying amount of catchable balls thrown goes up to 120, and the results get more interesting.Up front, you’ve got two of the perennial favorites in this list with the aforementioned Walter and Fitzgerald showing 2010 was no fluke. Also in the top five, Vincent Jackson shows what Philip Rivers missed last year. His ability to go down the field and make tricky catches, is something that makes him one of the most in-demand receivers, even with a franchise tag on him.Some of the other names that should be of interest are Austin Collie up in eighth, while Pierre Garcon finished sixth from bottom. They don’t play identical roles in the Colts offense, but you can put some of Peyton Manning’s 2010 struggles on the absence of Austin Collie (as well as Dallas Clark) and extra reliance on the less dependable Garcon.Wide Receivers, Top 10 Drop Percentage, 2008-2010Rank Player Team Receptions Drops Catchable Drop %1 Kevin Walter HST 164 5 169 2.96%2 Larry Fitzgerald ARZ 325 11 336 3.27%3 Eddie Royal DEN 187 9 196 4.59%4 Vincent Jackson SD 150 8 158 5.06%5 Lance Moore NO 149 8 157 5.10%6 Jason Avant PHI 144 8 152 5.26%7 Anquan Boldin BLT 258 15 273 5.49%8 Austin Collie IND 135 8 143 5.59%9 Michael Jenkins ATL 152 10 162 6.17%10 Derrick Mason BLT 232 16 248 6.45% Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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