Austin Collie / high-percentage slot guys
Posted Jun. 15 at 09:24 AM
If you want to catch a lot of passes – a high percentage of passes – play slot receiver. That’s what the stats show.
Below is a list showing the 13 receivers who caught over 65 percent of passes thrown their way last year. Of this group, all but four were predominantly slot receivers.
Slot receivers tend to run, underneath routes. It figures they’d tend to catch more pass attempts than receivers lining up outside and run predominantly deep pass patterns.
RECEIVERS CATCHING THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PASSES
(among wide receivers with at least 50 pass attempts)
No Att Pct
58 71 81.7% * Austin Collie (Ind.)
45 64 70.3% Jordy Nelson (G.B.)
52 74 70.3% * Jordan Shipley (Cin.)
86 123 69.9% * Wes Welker (N.E.)
66 95 69.5% * Lance Moore (N.O.)
85 123 69.1% * Danny Amendola (St.L.)
51 74 68.9% * Jason Avant (Phil.)
44 66 66.7% Robert Meachem (N.O.)
46 70 65.7% * Earl Bennett (Chi)
51 78 65.4% Jacoby Jones (Hou.)
66 101 65.3% * Mike Thomas (Jac.)
60 92 65.2% Mario Manningham (NYG)
71 109 65.1% * Percy Harvin (Minn.)
Posted by JOHN SHELBROCK | Jun. 15 at 11:55 AM
How do we find out who the slot receivers are for each team. If Austin Collie were to get hurt again, would Pierre Garcon take his place. Thanks, Jack Shelbrock
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Jun. 15 at 03:25 PM
Naw. Garcon is an outside guy. Anthony Gonzalez would take over in the slot.
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