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Falcons are No. 2 in pass rush win rate, Grady Jarrett ranked as top DT


By: Matt Urben | September 22, 2019 7:30 am

The Falcons have been far from perfect as a team in 2019, but Dan Quinn’s defense is finally getting the pressure up front needed for his scheme to work.

ESPN has an interesting new metric to analyze offensive and defensive line play — Pass Block Win Rate (PBWR) and Pass Rush Win Rate (PRWR) — that helps look at more than just sack totals.

The numbers through the first two weeks of the season were calculated and the results show an Atlanta team that has the second-best pass rush win rate in the NFL.

The article also lists the top 10 players at edge rusher and defensive tackle, with two Falcons making the list. Takk McKinley has a 30 percent PRWR (No. 5 in the league). Grady Jarrett actually leads all defensive tackles in PRWR with 32 percent — eight percent higher than third-ranked Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

In two games, Jarrett has ten tackles, three QB hits and two sacks. His often overlooked play was rewarded with four-year, $68 million extension in the offseason from Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

While most people put Donald in a class of his own at the defensive tackle position, Jarrett has consistently been ranked at or near the top in metrics like PRWR and regularly by Pro Football Focus.

Jarrett is just 26 years old. He will be in Falcons uniform until he’s at least 30. Maybe by then, he’ll get the recognition he deserves as one of the NFL’s best defensive players.

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Top 10 DE/OLB Pass Rush Win Rate

1. Khalil Mack, Bears, 38%
2. Matthew Judon, Ravens, 33%
3. Josh Allen, Jaguars, 32%
4. Marcus Davenport, Saints, 32%
5. Takkarist McKinley, Falcons, 30%
6. Brandon Graham, Eagles, 30%
7. Dante Fowler Jr., Rams, 28%
8. T.J. Watt, Steelers, 28%
T9. Derek Barnett, Eagles, 27%
T9. Arden Key, Raiders, 27%

Top 10 DT Pass Rush Win Rate

1. Grady Jarrett, Falcons, 32%
2. Chris Jones, Chiefs, 29%
3. Aaron Donald, Rams, 24%
4. Corey Peters, Cardinals, 21%
5. Michael Bennett, Patriots, 19%
6. Maliek Collins, Cowboys, 18%
7. Kawann Short, Panthers, 17%
8. Ed Oliver, Bills, 16%
9. Michael Brockers, Rams, 16%
T10. Quinton Jefferson, Seahawks, 15%
T10. Mike Daniels, Lions, 15%
T10. Daron Payne, Redskins, 15%


Top 10 OT Pass Block Win Rate

1. La'el Collins, Cowboys, 100%
2. Mike McGlinchey, 49ers, 100%
3. Greg Robinson, Browns, 97%
4. Tyron Smith, Cowboys, 97%
5. Brian O'Neill, Vikings, 97%
6. Trent Brown, Raiders, 96%
7. Nate Solder, Giants, 96%
8. Brandon Shell, Jets, 96%
T9. David Bakhtiari, Packers, 96%
T9. Jack Conklin, Titans, 96%

Top 10 OG Pass Block Win Rate

1. Joel Bitonio, Browns, 100%
2. Joe Thuney, Patriots, 100%
3. Tytus Howard, Texans, 100%
4. Will Hernandez, Giants, 98%
5. Billy Turner, Packers, 98%
6. Lane Taylor, Packers, 97%
T7. Zack Martin, Cowboys, 97%
T7. Joe Dahl, Lions, 97%
9. Larry Warford, Saints, 96%
T10. David DeCastro, Steelers, 96%
T10. Jamil Douglas, Titans, 96%

Top 10 C Pass Block Win Rate

1. Brandon Linder, Jaguars, 98%
2. Trey Hopkins, Bengals, 98%
3. Ryan Jensen, Bucs, 98%
4. Ted Karras, Patriots, Bucs, 97%
5. Rodney Hudson, Raiders, 97%
6. Mike Pouncey, Chargers, 96%
7. JC Tretter, Browns, 96%
8. A.Q. Shipley, Cardinals, 96%
9. Corey Linsley, Packers, 96%
10. Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers, 95%


Top 10 team Pass Rush Win Rate

1. Ravens, 64%
2. Falcons, 63%
3. Eagles, 61%
4. Buccaneers, 60%
5. Rams, 57%
6. Bears, 56%
7. Steelers, 56%
8. Saints, 51%
9. Cardinals, 50%
10. Seahawks, 46%


Top 10 team Pass Block Win Rate

1. Browns, 74%
2. Packers, 70%
3. Cowboys, 68%
4. Giants, 68%
T5. Colts, 67%
T5. Titans, 67%
7. 49ers, 65%
T8. Bills, 64%
T8. Patriots, 64%
10. Bears, 64%

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Now, all we need is the OL to gel. B)

Just improving on the ground will help the pass blocking if they know we aren't lining up to throw it 2/3 of the time...hard to have a great win rate facing the blitzing we did last week, but I think they kept Matt fairly clean. Only 6 hits vs a blitzing Eagles D? Nice.

Besides, Eagles and Vikings DL both are very good. Hard first 2 weeks for a revamped unit that also bit the injury bug. So, not surprised OL isn't rated up there in the first place, but just sayin'. :tiphat:

This game we need ground game to get going and to stop the run. The rest is history.:slick:

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