So far so good for the Raiders’ third round pick, Eddie Vanderdoes. Not only did he lay a charge into All Pro tackle Jack Conklin, putting him on his back at one point, but according to Pro Football Focus, he had the third best pass rush productivity of week one.
Interior defender PRP leaders from Week 1 pic.twitter.com/JKopfDYH9q— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017
These gradings are adjusted for how many times each player was asked to rush the passer along with playing time. Vanderdoes played 58% of the team’s snaps, most of any of the Raiders’ interior defensive linemen.
Vanderdoes got four QB pressures on only 20 pass rush snaps. It was the sixth most total pressures of any interior defender so far this week. One of them was that aforementioned blowing up of Conklin (which you can see here).
It’s an interesting grade for Vanderdoes considering he had no sacks and was credited with just one QB hit. He clearly had enough hurries in the game to make up for his overall lack of numbers.