- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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For the first time in a long time, it’s not entirely accurate to say Atlanta’s Roddy White leads the NFL in dropped passes.
That’s because Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark has moved into a tie with White with seven dropped passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. In fact, I think it would be fair to say Clark is the bigger offender in this department.
White’s been targeted 79 times and has 43 catches. Clark has been targeted 49 times and has 28 catches. Plus, White has gone nearly a month without a drop.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams is the other NFC South leader in dropped passes. Williams is tied for fourth with five drops on 69 targets. Teammates Arrelious Benn and Kellen Winslow each have three drops.
That’s a big part of the reason why the Bucs lead the NFC South (and are tied for No. 6 in the league) with 15 team drops. The Falcons are just behind the Bucs with 14 drops.
The other two NFC South teams are doing pretty well in this area. The Saints have 11 drops and the Panthers have eight.