Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Graham leads NFL in dropped passes
By Pat Yasinskas
There’s a new solo leader atop the league-wide list for dropped passes and it’s an NFC South player.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham leads the NFL with eight drops.
That puts him one drop ahead of Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin, who is tied with three other players for second place. Atlanta’s Julio Jones has five drops. New Orleans’ Marques Colston and Darren Sproles and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez each has four drops.
Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson still hasn’t dropped a pass this season and is one of only seven receivers with at least 30 targets without a drop.
Led by Graham, Colston and Sproles, the Saints are tied for third in team drops with 22. The Falcons are just one drop behind New Orleans.
Tampa Bay is tied for No. 26 with just 12 drops and 10 of them come from Martin and Mike Williams. The Carolina Panthers are tied for 29th with only 10 drops.