Braylon’s Drops Overrated?

Braylon Edwards caught a lot of flack from the media last season for his hands.

Now, any one that watched the Jets last season will tell you that Edwards had some huge drops, but according to Football Outsiders he didn’t drop as many as you think.

Behind him was Braylon Edwards, who dropped a league-leading 15 passes on 138 targets, for a 10.9 percent Drop Rate. Perhaps buoyed by his move to New York, Edwards only dropped six of the 97 passes thrown to him this year, for a respectable Drop Rate of 6.2 percent.

The average for the whole league was 5.7%. So really Edwards didn’t drop that many passes, they just happened to come at big times.

If Braylon can manage to hold on to those big passes he dropped last year, he may emerge as the number one receiver the Jets have longed for.


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  1. […] Edwards showed soft hands, reeling in all three of his targets. I’ve said that Braylon’s drops have been overrated and he actually does have really good hands. It’s just the easy ones sometimes, that he has […]

  2. […] Edwards showed soft hands, reeling in all three of his targets. I’ve said that Braylon’s drops have been overrated and he actually does have really good hands. It’s just the easy ones sometimes, that he has […]

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