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13 minutes ago, AlabamaFalconFan said:

Most over hyped falcon since Bierman?  Dude is a jag in the pass happiest team in the league.  Cant wait to get our 3rd round comp pick.

 

Hooper is a good TE.

 

Bierman was just a role player and isn't comparable by any means.

 

Why do we Falcon fans always have to use former players to either bring down or compare current players to?

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52 minutes ago, AlabamaFalconFan said:

Most over hyped falcon since Bierman?  Dude is a jag in the pass happiest team in the league.  Cant wait to get our 3rd round comp pick.

Austin Hooper is the most underrated tight end in the NFL

OSM determines how much of a team’s performance can be attributed to an individual. Where most statistical analysis focuses purely on team performance, such as passing yards and completion percentage, where the statistics are the total of a combination of the efforts of multiple players, OSM isolates just the factors that an individual can control. As such, it gives a true indicator of an individual player’s contribution to their team.  
 

OSM is graded out of 100, although it is near impossible to achieve this score. In fact, anything over a grade of 33 can be considered “elite” performance.

Tight End number one?

Hooper’s performance in Week 6 earned him the number one tight end OSM ranking. It’s become a habit for the fourth-year man out of Stanford.

He was also the number one ranked tight end in Week 1 with a grade of 51.42 and Week 4, where he logged a 47.33 grade. In fact, Hooper has been in the top-five in all bar one game this season. Interestingly enough, that game he still received a “good” grading of 31.99. It was also the only Falcons win of the season.

 

How does that compare to the established tight end hierarchy?

When people talk about the top tight ends in the NFL, you hear names like Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Zach Ertz. There’s a group of young tight ends that are slowly creeping into the conversation, including O.J. Howard and Evan Engram. Even players that are coming towards the end of their careers, like Delanie Walker and Jason Witten, garner more attention and credit than Hooper.

Of those aforementioned players, Kittle leads the pack with a 42.06 grade on the season, and an eighth-place ranking. Witten is next best with a grade of 40.26. You have to scroll past Howard (37.80), Engram (36.61), and Walker (35.02) until you find Kelce lurking as the 23rd ranked tight end with a 34.09 grade. Ertz, so often considered pivotal to the success of the Eagles, is just 32nd.  
 

Hooper is the third-ranked tight end in the league with a 45.13 overall grade. Without that 31.99 grade significantly pulling his average down, he would be the number one overall ranked tight end for the season.

Let’s start putting some respect on his name when it comes to the tight end conversation.

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