Thursday, September 30, 2010
Roddy White: Best hands in NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
Which wide receiver has the best hands in the NFC South? So far this season, it’s been Atlanta’s Roddy White, hands down.
Of all the receivers (and we’re not including running backs or tight ends) who have been targeted a minimum of 20 times, White is the only receiver in the NFC South that’s been perfect. According to ESPN Stats & Information, White is one of 13 receivers in the league that meet the minimum target requirement to not drop a pass yet. White has been targeted a league-high 40 times and has 25 receptions.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams and Carolina’s Steve Smith are the only other division receivers who have met the minimum of targets to appear among the 35 receivers with the best catch percentage. Williams has a 92.3 catch percentage (12 catches, one drop) to rank No. 20. Smith has 11 catches with two drops while recording an 84.6 catch percentage, which ranks No. 31. Williams has been targeted 21 times, while Smith has been targeted 20 times.