Mr. Peshek released his 2nd CB Metric article today, highlighting Kyle Fuller, Victor Hampton, Louchiez Purifoy, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, and Lamarcus Joyner.
A few notes and observations from his piece:
Kyle Fuller is awesome and he best succeeds in the intermediate zone where most NFL throws take place
- Fuller’s metrics here instantly stand out. His pass defense rate, where he gets his hands on one out of every 3 targets, is best for second in the two tiers behind only Jason Verrett. He was targeted more often than every other CB, but his leading burn rate of 24% more than makes up for it. With that stat, he edges out Darqueze Dennard for the least burned CB in this class.
Joyner is quite possibly another Honey Badger with his ability to line up anywhere across the formation as a slot CB or another safety
- Joyner’s array of targets makes a lot of sense for a slot type corner/ safety. He was challenged heavily on shorter patterns, while seeing deep throws less than average 17% of the time.
and SJB isn't all that good.
Have at it ladies and gentlemen.