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Bucs Top The Charts In Drop Percentage

by Staff Report on April 9, 2010

The quintessential blocking receiver dropping another pass

Just how bad were the hands that made up the receiving corps last season, you ask? Well, for starters other then the Oakland Raiders, who had three receivers in the top 10 worst hands category, not sure a team fielded a worse receiving corps then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did in 2009. Even if you discount Mark Bradley’s drop numbers as they were accumulated as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs the Bucs still managed to have four receivers rank in the top 30 worst hands category. Six-year veteran, Michael Clayton was the headliner, ranking fourth with a drop percentage of 23.81%. The second worst set of hands on the team belonged to Antonio “Freelancer” Bryant who managed to crack the top 20 and cash in at the 20th spot with a drop percentage of 13.33%. The teams third and fourth receivers, Sammie Stroughter and Maurice Stovall ranked 27th and 30th respectively with drop percentages of 11.43% and 11.11%.

Using stats from ProFootballFocus.com & FantsayFootballToday.com along with a mathematical formula that Khaled Elsayed devised and an Excel spreadsheet below is the entire 107 wide receivers that were utilized for the “Worst Hands Category”.

Here is the formula written out:
[Dropped Passes/(Dropped Passes + Receptions)] x 100 = Drop Percentage

Wide Receiver Drop Percentage 2009
RK
Last Name
First Name
Target
Rec
Yard
TD
Drops
Drop %
1Heyward-BeyDarrius4091241535.71
2BradleyMark57243202825.00
3Lee HigginsJohnnie45192630624.00
4ClaytonMichael48162301523.81
5JonesJames63324405921.95
6Ginn Jr.Ted783845411020.83
7WadeBobby74363672818.18
8GageJustin67283833617.65
9WilliamsRoy86385967817.39
10MurphyLouis96345214717.07
11ButlerDeon42151750316.67
12StuckeyChansi65303182616.67
13JohnsonBryant88364263716.28
14BoweDwayne87475894916.07
15BruceIsaac49212640416.00
16JonesJacoby40274376515.63
17OwensTerrell1095582951015.38
18ManninghamMario995782251014.93
19ThomasDevin47253253413.79
20BryantAntonio86396004613.33
21CribbsJosh37201351313.04
22WashingtonNate95475696712.96
23MassaquoiMohamed95346243512.82
24NorthcuttDennis62343481512.82
25ColstonMarques106701,07491012.50
26ColesLaveranues76435145612.24
27StroughterSammie58313341411.43
28MossSantana120709023911.39
29AveryDonnie97475895611.32
30StovallMaurice47243661311.11
31Randle ElAntwaan76505300610.71
32GibsonBrandon69343481410.53
33DriverDonald112701,0616810.26
34BrownReggie2491550110.00
35BurlesonNate103638123710.00
36ReedJosh45272911310.00
37CraytonPatrick6737622549.76
38CrabtreeMichael8648625259.43
39SchilensChaz5229365239.38
40WallaceMike7239756649.30
41HolmesSantonio138791,248589.20
42JenkinsMichael9050635159.09
43HendersonDevery8351804258.93
44HartlineBrian5631506338.82
45MossRandy138831,2641388.79
46BrittKenny7542701348.70
47BessDavone11376758278.43
48MaclinJeremy9055762458.33
49JohnsonAndre1711011,569998.18
50BranchDeion7945437248.16
51EdwardsBraylon9445680448.16
52KnoxJohnny8045527548.16
53FurreyMike3923170028.00
54GarconPierre9247765447.84
55AromashoduDevin4324298427.69
56OchocincoChad128721,047967.69
57MasonDerrick134731,028767.59
58EdelmanJulian5437359137.50
59JacksonDeSean118631,167957.35
60MarshallBrandon1541011,1201087.34
61CaldwellAndre8051432347.27
62MorganJosh8152527347.14
63JohnsonCalvin13667984556.94
64GaffneyJabar8754732246.90
65WardHines137951,167676.86
66ClowneyDavid2214191116.67
67WhiteRoddy165851,1531166.59
68HesterDevin9157757346.56
69EvansLee9544612736.38
70FloydMalcom7645776136.25
71HarvinPercy9160790646.25
72HoushmandzadehT.J.13579911355.95
73ClaytonMark7434480225.56
74JarrettDwayne3117196115.56
75JenningsGreg118681,113445.56
76WashingtonKelley4834431225.56
77SmithSteve1571071,220765.31
78BennettEarl8854717235.26
79BerrianBernard9255618435.17
80CotcheryJerricho9657821335.00
81AikenSam4120326214.76
82CollieAustin9060676734.76
83WelkerWes1621231,348464.65
84AmendolaDanny6343326124.44
85SmithSteve12966979734.35
86NicksHakeem7447790624.08
87NaaneeLegedu2924242214.00
88HoltTorry10351722023.77
89MuhammadMuhsin8953581123.64
90AustinMiles124811,3201133.57
91BreastonSteve8255712323.51
92RiceSidney121831,312833.49
93BoldinAnquan128851,029533.41
94Sims-WalkerMike11163869723.08
95FitzgeraldLarry153971,0921333.00
96WayneReggie1491001,2641032.91
97JacksonVincent106681,167922.86
98RoyalEddie7937345012.63
99AndersonDavid5338370012.56
100ChambersChris9245730512.17
101ThomasMike6248453112.04
102WalterKevin7053611211.85
103AvantJason5841587300.00
104BurtonKeenan4425253000.00
105CamarilloGreg7150552000.00
106KellyMalcolm4125347000.00
107MeachemRobert6445722900.00
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