Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Graham leads NFL in dropped passes
By Pat Yasinskas
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham has taken sole possession of the league lead in dropped passes.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Graham now has dropped nine passes. He was tied for the league lead with eight last week. Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is tied for fourth with seven drops and Atlanta receiver Julio Jones 10th with six drops. New Orleans receiver Marques Colston has five drops and no other NFC South player has more than four drops.
The Falcons and the Saints are tied, along with the New England Patriots, for fifth in the league with 24 team drops. The Buccaneers are tied for 24th place with 14 drops and the Panthers are tied for No. 27 with 13 drops.
Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson is one of just seven receivers (with 35 or more targets) that has yet to drop a pass. Jackson has been targeted 89 times and has 47 receptions.