Wednesday, October 6, 2010
More praise for Roddy White
By Pat Yasinskas
We’ve been singing the praises of Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White a lot lately. We’re going to do it again now.
I declared White to be the NFC South’s best wide receiver last week and we’ve mentioned several times the huge play he made in chasing down Nate Clements after an interception and forcing a fumble in Sunday’s victory against San Francisco. In fact, if I had to pick an NFC South most valuable player after four game, it would be White.
Here’s another accolade for White. When it comes to catch percentage, White is one of 15 receivers in the league that’s been targeted at least 20 times who has not dropped a pass. White’s been targeted a league-high 49 times and has 32 receptions, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
New Orleans’ Marques Colston is the only other NFC South receiver who has met the target criteria to hold a 100 percent catch percentage.
On the flip side, New Orleans’ Devery Henderson is tied for fifth in the league with three dropped passes.