Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Best hands in the NFC South?
By Pat Yasinskas
Although Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson went deep into the season before dropping his first pass, Atlanta’s Harry Douglas had the NFC South’s best hands in 2012. At least if you go by the numbers.
Douglas finished with a division-high 97.4 catch percentage (receptions divided by receptions plus drops), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Douglas made 38 catches and had only one drop. Douglas was targeted 56 times.
Jackson and Atlanta’s Roddy White were targeted far more often than Douglas and they finished just behind him in catch percentage. White, who was targeted 138 time, finished with a 96.8 catch percentage and Jackson (141 targets) finished at 96 percent.
Here’s a look at the catch percentage for the division’s other receivers:
Brandon LaFell, Panthers, 95.7
Mike Williams, Buccaneers, 94.0
Lance Moore, Saints, 92.9
Steve Smith, Panthers, 92.4
Julio Jones, Falcons, 90.8
Marques Colston, Saints, 90.2