No surprise here, Joe Thomas leads the NFL's tackles – again
- Through the first five weeks of the NFL season, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas has been the highest graded at his position, earning an overall grade of 88.9 overall. This is a familiar spot for Thomas who finished 2008, 2009 and 2013 as the top graded tackle while also never finishing outside of the top six since entering the league in 2007.
- Thomas has been near perfect in pass protection producing a pass-block efficiency of 98.1. He has surrendered just six pressures on 231 pass block snaps. Impressively enough, only one of those pressures resulted in a hit on the quarterback and he has not allowed a sack on the season. Thomas has blocked for a pair of quarterbacks that don’t make his job any easier, between the two we have charged them with eight sacks through five weeks. Thomas’ 90.2 pass block grade also ranks first among the position.
- Thomas has also been a solid run blocker producing a run block grade of 80.4 overall.