Ravens receivers struggled to force missed tackles in 2016

The Baltimore receivers weren't much for elusiveness last season, but PFF premium stats show that there could be a draft fix for that problem.

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Carlos Henderson

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Ravens receivers struggled to force missed tackles in 2016


  • Steve Smith, now retired, led the Ravens with 12 missed tackles forced last year.
  • Mike Wallace was second on the team with eight, but no other receivers forced more than two.
  • One receiver who would be a perfect mid-round option for Baltimore is Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson, who forced 48 missed tackles in 2016, 22 more than the FBS’ next best receiver with 26.
  • That mark of 48 is 15 higher than any other WR in the FBS over the past three seasons.

 

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Fantasy Slant: A favorite of our fantasy staff, Henderson currently ranks fourth in our pre-draft rookie wide receiver rankings. The Ravens would be a solid landing spot for Henderson’s fantasy prospects. Baltimore currently has very little beyond Wallace and Breshad Perriman on their depth chart.

  • crosseyedlemon

    Presumably the offensive coordinator has his wideouts running routes that will move the chains so forced missed tackles should only be an issue with regards to RBs running underneath routes.