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ProFootball Focus's 2011 Pass Rushing Productivity: Edge Rushers

Found this article on ProFootball Focus this morning. Thought I would pass it along. It ranks the productivity of pass rushers in the NFL, including our guys from last year (Derrick Morgan, Jason Jones, Dave Ball) and our new signing of Kamerion Wimbly. Here is what they have to say about the formula for their rankings:

A classic PFF signature stat that looks at how much pressure a defensive player gets relative to how much he is on the field, and what type of pressure he gets. The formula looks simple enough when you break it down:

Sacks + 0.75 (Hits + Hurries)/ Number of Pass Rushing Attempts * 100 = PRP

See the rankings and the link to the article after the jump.



The article can be found by clicking here.

So our acquisition of Wimbly seems to be a good move: He ranked as the 17th most productive pass rusher in the league last year.

Rank Name Team Pass Rush Snaps Sk Ht Hu PRP

17 Kamerion Wimbley OAK 430 5 15 39 10.58

The write up on Wimbley is as follows:

"New Titans signing, Kamerion Wimbley, was 17th overall, though it should be noted that he did so primarily rushing from the Raiders’ nickel package. There’s no evidence that he’ll be able to replicate these numbers as an every-down defensive end."

Heck, I'll take 17th with the hope that he can produce on an every-down level. Especially considering that Morgan, Jones and Ball were some of the least productive pass rushers in the league. Jason Jones was 2nd to last, Ball was 5th to last and Morgan was 7th to last. No wonder our pass rush sucked last year. Its sad to see so many Titans players that low in any category. This is what PFF had to say about Jason Jones:

"A destructive defensive tackle, Jones was a disaster at defensive end and will be hoping (along with the Seattle Seahawks) to put his 2011 behind him in a new environment."

Would have been nice to keep Jones and put him back at DT to restore some of that destructive talent for this year.

Out of 75 players ranked...near the bottom is where we find our Titans players.

Rank Name Team Pass Rush Snaps Sk Ht Hu PRP

69 Derrick Morgan TEN 367 3 6 19

5.93

71 Dave Ball TEN 389 4 3 17

4.88

74 Jason D. Jones TEN 374 3 4 14 4.41

Let's hope Wimbly can produce like last year and that the front office decides to get another pass rusher in the draft. We definitely need it.

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