PFF Preview: Browns @ Jaguars, Week 7
The Cleveland Browns and their offensive line, which is currently rated best in the league in pass protection, heads into Jacksonville to take on a defense which has accumulated 81 pressures this season. The Browns have a ton of confidence having rallied to beat the Titans and following that up with their solid upset over the Steelers. The Jaguars have yet to earn their first win of the season but they are an improving team with Blake Bortles at the helm.
Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks has played the most snaps on the defensive line, recording 17 pressures in 169 snaps rushing the passer good for the sixth-best Pass Rush Productivity mark among defensive tackles with at least 125 snaps. It’s also interesting to note that all 14 of Marks’ tackles have gone for stops. Browns guard John Greco will face Marks as he shifts over to center. He is currently fourth in Pass Blocking Efficiency among guards.
Blake Bortles continues to show promise, against the Titans last week he posted the fourth-highest Accuracy Percentage among QBs while also having the most drop-backs (55). Throwing it with Browns safety Tashaun Gipson in the secondary will be tough as he has the sixth-best coverage grade among safeties with 190 snaps, yielding two picks and giving up no TDs.
Here are three more notable numbers for each side:
Joel Bitonio – The rookie is having an outstanding rookie year earning a +10.3 overall grade and is ranked fourth among all guards in run blocking.
Karlos Dansby – Proving to be worth the signing, Dansby leads the Browns’ defense with a +5.4 overall grade and is one of three inside linebackers to grade out higher than +3.0 against the run and in coverage.
K’Wuan Williams – This undrafted free agent rookie DB has posted a +3.7 grade against the pass with only 54 snaps in coverage.
Zane Beadles – Has only surrendered four pressures on the year in 255 pass block snaps, good for a +6.3 pass block grade.
Ryan Davis – The defensive tackle has recorded nine pressures in only 74 snaps rushing the passer, and has recorded a pass rush grade of +3.4 or higher in two games this year.
Bryan Anger – Currently owns a +6.0 overall grade, eighth in yards per punt, and has an average hang time of 5.44 seconds which is good for 5th in the league.
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