Targets: Woodhead leads way

January, 8, 2011
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One of the highest percentage throws a quarterback can make is to a running back, and that is reflected in the Patriots' final target-percentage leaderboard. Running back Danny Woodhead led the way at 77 percent, a total that also highlights his sure hands.

A few of the nuggets that stand out:

1. No player was targeted more than receiver Wes Welker (123 times).

2. Rookie tight ends Rob Gronkowski (71 percent) and Aaron Hernandez (70 percent) were especially reliable in their first season.

A look at the final target percentage leaderboard:

Danny Woodhead -- 44 targets/34 catches (77.2 percent)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 16 targets/12 catches (75.0 percent)
Taylor Price -- 4 targets/3 catches (75.0 percent)
Rob Gronkowski -- 59 targets/42 catches (71.1 percent)
Aaron Hernandez -- 64 targets/45 catches (70.3 percent)
Wes Welker -- 123 targets/86 catches (69.9 percent)
Fred Taylor -- 3 targets/2 catches (67.0 percent)
Deion Branch -- 74 targets/48 catches (64.8 percent)
Alge Crumpler -- 10 targets/6 catches (60.0 percent)
Kevin Faulk -- 10 targets/6 catches (60.0 percent)
Sammy Morris -- 12 targets/7 catches (58.3 percent)
Brandon Tate -- 46 targets/24 catches (54.3 percent)
Julian Edelman -- 14 targets/7 catches (50.0 percent)
Randy Moss -- 22 targets/9 catches (40.9 percent)
Matthew Slater -- 1 target/ 0 catches (0 percent)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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