Where does DeSean rank in dropped passes?
DeSean Jackson is criticized often about dropping passes.
With the help of ProFootballFocus.com
, we take a look to see where he ranks in drops over the past three seasons.
Jackson has dropped 25 passes over the past three seasons. Only Brandon Marshall (35), Wes Welker (32), Roddy White (30) and Dwayne Bowe (26) have dropped more.
But the really important list is drop rate.
See, while Marshall, Welker and White have more drops, they are the top three in the NFL in catchable passes. Basically, they get more opportunities. Welker has seen 363 catchable passes, while White (330) and Marshall (303) have both also seen many more catchable balls than Jackson.
Jackson is a big-play threat; he's not a guy who gets the ball thrown to him all the time.
Of the 193 catchable ball he's seen in the past three years, Jackson has dropped 12.95 percent of them, good for fourth-worst in the NFL. The guys in front of him? Roy Williams, James Jones and Mike Williams (Tampa Bay).
Jackson doesn't get a ton of opportunities and he's not making catches in those limited opportunities.
Among the best drop rates in the NFL, the top three are Earl Bennett (3.15 percent), Larry Fitzgerald (3.27 percent) and Kevin Walter (3.38 percent).
Jackson's teammate Jason Avant ranks eighth on that list. He has dropped just 5.26 percent of passes thrown his way.