Today longtime NFL man Gil Brandt was going through and listing how NFL players stand in various statistical categories. Several Raiders players topped their respective positions, but not all of those "top" positions were a list they wanted to top. A perfect example was the opposing ends of the spectrum upon which Raiders cornerbacks David Amerson and DJ Hayden lie.
Amerson is tied with Ronald Darby for the NFL with 21 passes defended. Here is the top five list as tweeted by Brandt:
DBs w/ most passes defensed Amerson 21 Darby 21 Peters 19 House 19 Gilmore 18 Joseph 17 Norman 16 Mathieu 15 Breaux 15— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 16, 2015
Meanwhile, Hayden's 68% burn rate is tied for the NFL lead (that's not a good thing).
DBs w/ highest burn % Blake 68% Hayden 68 R.Parker 67 Skrine 66 T.Wade 66 Cox 66 J.Taylor 65 L.Collins 65 Robey 65 Amukamara 64 D.Butler 63— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 16, 2015
There were no Raiders defensive backs among the list of the lowest burn rates which was headed up by Darrelle Revis and Patrick Peterson who both had a 40% burn rate.
Another list which was topped by a Raiders player was drop rate. That also isn't a list on which any receiver wants to land, but rookie receiver Amari Cooper tops it with a 12.7% drop rate. To be fair, he also leads all rookie receivers with 920 receiving yards this season.
WRs w/ highest drop % Cooper 12.7% Evans 12.3% Edelman 11.6% D.Thomas 9.3% B.Barshall 8.2% Crabtree 7.9% Jeffery 7.0%— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 16, 2015
Khalil Mack also showed up in the stats. He leads the NFL with 14.0 sacks on the season and his 47 QB pressures is among the best in the league. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt leads the league with 69 pressures.
Def front 7 w/ most QB pressures Watt 69 Wilkerson 52 Avril 52 V.Miller 51 Atkins 51 J.Houston 51 Hali 49 A.Lynch 49 Mack 47 O.Vernon 46— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 16, 2015