Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Guess who leads the NFL in drops?
By Pat Yasinskas
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham has moved back into sole possession of the league lead in dropped passes.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Graham has dropped 11 passes. He entered Sunday’s game with Tampa Bay tied for the league lead with New England’s Wes Welker with 10 drops.
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles is tied for third with nine drops and teammate Marques Colston has six drops. Graham, Sproles and Colston are a large part of the reason the Saints are third in the league with 35 drops as a team.
The Falcons are tied for No. 9 with 26 team drops and Julio Jones is tied for sixth place in the league with eight drops.
Dropped passes haven’t been a major issue for Tampa Bay or Carolina. The Bucs are No. 28 with 18 drops and the Panthers are No. 30 with 15 drops.