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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Who has the best hands on the Jets?


Mark Sanchez's most reliable receiver is ... based on this breakdown, provided by Stats, LLC, his most reliable receiver is Braylon Edwards, who dropped only two of the 101 passes thrown to him. That's pretty impressive.

The team drop total is 31, basically two per game. That number also is a reflection of Sanchez, showing how much he still needs to improve his accuracy. If we took those 31 drops and pretended they were all caught -- a virtual impossibility -- Sanchez's completion percentage would from 54.8 to 60.9, exactly the league average. So he would've needed a flawless receiving corps to be an average passer in terms of accuracy.

Here's a breakdown of the pass catchers:

Player --- Targeted/Catches --- Drops

Braylon Edwards.... 101/53 --- 2
Dustin Keller...........101/55 --- 7
Santonio Holmes.......95/52 --- 5
Jerricho Cotchery......86/41 --- 8
LaDainian Tomlinson...79/52 --- 3
Shonn Greene...........24/16 --- 2
David Clowney..........16/7 --- 1
Brad Smith................7/4 --- 2
Tony Richardson.........5/5 --- 0
John Conner..............4/2 --- 0
Joe McKnight.............4/3 --- 0
Ben Hartsock.............3/1 --- 0
Jeff Cumberland.........2/1 --- 0
Patrick Turner...........2/2 --- 0
Matthew Mulligan......1/0 --- 1