The USC secondary was ranked among the Top 30 in the nation at … Only Detroit, New England and Houston played more man-coverage snaps than the Miami Dolphins, who ultimately earned PFF’s lowest coverage grade in 2019. The Broncos played a large proportion of their coverage snaps in either a Cover-3 (18.5% of snaps) or Cover-6 (19.0%) shell. It was a clear case of talent and scheme yielding mixed results. Despite their collection of highly drafted players in the secondary, the Browns only managed a 22nd-ranked coverage grade in 2019. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Adoree' Jackson earned the 14th-best grade (75.3) among qualifying corners and allowed the 10th-fewest first-down receptions among players on the same list. "Keep an eye on Heflin because of the immense success he had at Northern Illinois. However, while they may have kept the ball in front of them in zone coverages, they would finish the season with the league’s lowest forced incompletion rate (5.6%) while allowing the second-highest completion percentage (75.4%). Williams (47.8) and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (68.7) are also expected to play a little better than their grades would suggest. After finishing the 2018 season 16th on this list, the Indianapolis Colts move up to 13th place after their performance in 2019. Darius Slay (56.9 coverage grade), Rashaan Melvin (47.3) Justin Coleman (59.1), Tavon Wilson (73.7) and Tracy Walker (76.0) combined to allow 149 first downs from 365 combined targets in coverage, and they gave up a passer rating of 105.5 in the process. Myles Garrett has been an undeniable bright spot, though. They allowed the league’s highest completion percentage (75.5%), the most receptions (417), the most touchdown passes (37), the most combined first downs and touchdowns (239) and the highest passer rating to opposing quarterbacks (117.9). Of their four starting secondary defenders in Shaquill Griffin, Quandre Diggs, Bradley McDougald and Tre Flowers, only Griffin (75.9) and Diggs (89.9) earned coverage grades of 75.0 or higher, with Griffin finishing 13th on PFF’s list of the top 25 cornerbacks for 2019. Second-year player Jaire Alexander (11th) and 10-year veteran Tramon Williams (6th) both ranked inside PFFs list of top 25 cornerbacks for 2019, and their presence helped the defense allow a completion percentage of just 64.7% and a passer rating of 87.3, both of which were the fourth-lowest among teams. However, they had the third-best forced incompletion rate (12.2%) while allowing only 10.5 yards per reception, the fifth-best in the NFL. The Houston Texans have both talent and stability on the sidelines, so their 24th-ranked team coverage grade is quite surprising. Ever since the emergence of Jamel Dean in the midst of the 2019 season, this Buccaneers coverage unit has been in the league’s top-tier. The Browns have missed 56 tackles on defense in 2019 (tied for second most) after leading the league in that category a season ago (169). Last season, the Bears' defense forced the second-most incompletions (69), but that total fell to just a 29th-ranked 38 in 2019. This year’s 12th-ranked 76.6 coverage grade is a significant decline from last year’s first-place mark (95.7) that was accompanied by a league-leading 27 interceptions. The Saints' secondary consisted of seven players who were drafted in the first three rounds, but only two — Marcus Williams (89.5) and Janoris Jenkins (81.2) — earned a PFF coverage grade above 80.0. New Orleans Saints. This group also allowed the eighth-most EPA per pass play and the league's 10th-highest passer rating (104.0). Since taking over as head coach in 2017, Sean McDermott has led the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive elite team coverage grades, with their 2019 grade of 90.5 ringing in as the league's fourth-best mark. Bates is obviously a favored player in the eyes of PFF, and his overall defensive grade of 89.0 dwarfs any other player on the Bengals’ battered-but-competent defense. Final SP+ rankings for 2019 college football season. Eagles land in top 10 of PFF's run defense rankings entering 2019 season. 22 on PFF’s list of the top 25 cornerbacks of 2019. PFF EDGE gives you access to the most popular Player Grades features, and much more. The folks at PFF reminded Los Angeles Rams fans the run defense is still a major concern for the team heading into the 2019 season. Subscribe today to gain access.]. These power rankings are adjusted based on coach, quarterback and the market each season. PFF ranks all 32 run defenses ahead of the 2019 NFL season. PFF brings you data-driven NFL rankings, stats, and player grades for every team and player in the National Football League. Reviewing the 2019 PFF rankings for all of the new players joining the Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers have welcomed four new players to their 2020 roster who played in the NFL in 2019. It was disappointing outside of those two, however, as Tre Herndon (54.1), A.J. San Francisco 49ers. After allowing 0.482 EPA per pass play over the first two weeks, 30th among teams, the Steelers allowed -0.268 EPA per pass play from Week 3 to Week 17, which was unmatched around the league. Hayden stepped up in Ramsey’s absence to earn the 12th-highest coverage grade (77.9) among qualifying cornerbacks in 2019, while Jarrod Wilson‘s 78.1 coverage grade finished 21st among qualifying safeties. The high volume of zone coverage enabled the Eagles' secondary to allow the fifth-lowest completion percentage (59.4%), and because zone coverages allow defenders greater vision and a faster break on the ball, the side also forced the most incompletions (58) in the NFL. Through 17 weeks, they allowed a passer rating of 98.1 and 0.037 EPA per pass play, 17th and 19th, respectively, among the league's teams. With only 10 picks in 2019, Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson were all returning starters from the 2018 group with only Ha Ha Clinton Dix serving in his first year with the team. New England Patriots. play. Mike Zimmer’s fingerprints are all over this group, whose 73 forced incompletions ranked first in the NFL through 17 weeks of action. PFF ranks all 32 run defenses ahead of the 2019 NFL season. Through 16 regular-season games, the Patriots also allowed the fewest pass completions (303), and they were the only team to collect more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed (13). PFF cornerback rankings leave Steelers fans scratching their heads The biggest knock on the Pittsburgh Steelers organization dating back to Bill … PFF senior analysts Mike Renner and Sam Monson discuss several players along the defensive front who have a chance to be selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This season, six of the 10 highest-graded coverage defenses made it to the postseason, and three of those units helped their teams attain a first-round bye. In just one season, the Tennessee Titans' team coverage grade fell from a fourth-ranked 90.3 to a 20th-ranked 69.5. Armed with safety Malik Hooker and third-year cornerback Kenny Moore II, who finished 25th on PFF’s list of top cornerbacks for 2019, the Colts' defense came away with 15 interceptions, and they led the league in total coverage stops with 114. Boston allowed only six combined first downs and touchdowns across 16 targets in coverage while Reid gave up an alarming 30 first downs across his 58 targets. 2019 Team DVOA Ratings: Defense Database updated: 12/09/2020 02:00 PM EST Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 Pro Football Focus doesn’t seem to expect much regression for the Bears defense, at least when it comes to run defense. The Redskins performed poorly in both man and zone coverage, so maybe the hiring of Ron Riveria was done with this group in mind. Best of PFF.com: Five articles to read today, Grading all 32 first-round picks after Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season, 2020 Week 14 QB Review: Jalen Hurts' Eagles debut, Drew Lock running out of time in Denver and more, NFL Rookie Rankings: 10 highest-graded rookies through Week 14, NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Baltimore Ravens 47, Cleveland Browns 42, NFL Week 14: PFF Team of the Week, key takeaways, player awards and more, Breaking down the neck-and-neck 2020 NFL MVP race between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, With Jalen Hurts under center, the Philadelphia Eagles finally came together as a team, NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 26, Pittsburgh Steelers 15, NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 24, New Orleans Saints 21. PFF's Steve Palazzolo and Mike Renner discuss all 32 run defenses ahead of the 2019 NFL season and where they fall in the rankings. Cornerback Tre’Davious White (75.2 coverage grade) and safeties Micah Hyde (82.0) and Jordan Poyer (70.1) helped lead a group that allowed the fifth-fewest EPA per pass play and the league's second-fewest touchdown passes through 16 games. They are a talented group, but they underachieved this past season. From Jalen Hurts' promising start to Drew Lock's future in Denver to Big Ben's struggles in Pittsburgh, here are Steve Palazzolo's QB takeaways from Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season. Only Denzel Ward (72.7) earned a coverage grade above 70.0, while Greedy Williams (53.6), Terrance Mitchell (61.1), Juston Burris (61.5) and Damarious Randall (69.9) all earned coverage grades below 70.0. The Philadelphia Eagles raced out to a 17-point halftime lead and then hung on to beat the New Orleans Saints 24-21 in Jalen Hurts' first start. PFFELO Ratings are PFF’s NFL power rankings based on weekly player grades in each facet of play. On the other hand, Eric Reid finished with an unimpressive 34.4 coverage grade, which ranked last of all 101 qualifying players at his position. The Dolphins did show plenty of fight down the stretch of what was a dreadful season, but if he could, head coach Brian Flores would burn the tape. While playing in a man coverage shell on 32% of their coverage snaps, the Cardinals' secondary collapsed under the weight of many of the NFL's top-tier passing attacks. After giving up the eighth-highest passer rating (105.0) and the sixth-highest completion percentage (70.9%) to opposing quarterbacks, this group is ready to turn the page and build on their late-season success. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers experienced some real growing pains on their way to this year’s 20th-ranked team coverage grade (70.1). The ‘Niners played a zone-coverage shell on over 70% of their snaps during the regular season and allowed the second-fewest expected points added (EPA) per pass play of any defense in the league (-0.188). Raheem Morris did a masterful job coaching the defense during their final eight games, but he couldn’t save the secondary from a woeful 25th-place finish on this list. Here’s what Treash said about the Bucs in PFF’s most recent defensive rankings. After a slow start to the game, Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs turned it on in the second half to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 26-15 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. His 90.9 pass-rushing grade trails only Khalil Mack on the season. It was a disappointing year for the Dallas Cowboys in many ways, but their sixth-ranked team coverage grade of 88.9 is a reason for optimism. The main difference between the 2019 and 2020 Titans offense hasn’t been the play of Tannehill; he’s remained anyone’s idea of a top-10 fantasy and real life QB. Despite allowing the second-fewest receptions (305) through 17 weeks of the regular season, the Cincinnati coverage defense still finds itself with a 26th-ranked grade of 51.8. Cornerbacks Nickell Robey-Coleman (19th) and Troy Hill (20th) both made our list of the top-25 cornerbacks through Week 17. This group allowed the fifth-most EPA per pass play from Week 1 to Week 17, and they allowed the third-most touchdown passes of any team in the NFL (35). Early-season controversy cost the Jacksonville Jaguars their prized cornerback in Jalen Ramsey, who shut it down after playing in just three games for the Jags in 2019. Just three short years ago, defensive coordinator Dennis Allen inherited a coverage defense that had just finished the 2015 season with a 32nd-ranked team coverage grade of 29.8. They utilized a zone-coverage shell on 61% of their 635 coverage snaps, and they allowed a successful play in terms of EPA on just 44.1% of those snaps, ninth among NFL teams. These power rankings are adjusted based on coach, quarterback and the market each season. As we know, the Cardinals’ defense last year had its fair share of struggles. PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts. From Week 7 on, the Ravens earned a team coverage grade of 85.1 (fourth); they allowed -0.362 EPA per pass play (first), a passer rating of 79.3 (second), an average of just 6.2 yards per reception (first) and surrendered a first down or a touchdown on just 30.1% of their targets (first). Through 17 weeks, the Eagles played a zone coverage shell on 58% of their snaps to better protect their ever-changing lineup of players. Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. On the other hand, Landon Collins turned in a disappointing coverage grade of 60.6 while Josh Norman’s play achieved an even lower mark of 43.4. Safety Jabrill Peppers earned the team's highest coverage grade (70.2), but it wasn’t enough to save his hometown team the embarrassment of another disappointing season. Injuries and inconsistent play are the main reasons why the Los Angeles Chargers have slid down eight spots from last year’s ranking. The Chargers played 316 snaps (just under 60% of their total snaps) in a Cover-3 shell, and the high volume of zone coverage was a major reason why they ended up allowing the NFL's third-highest completion percentage (75.3%) while ranking ninth in the league in the percentage of targets that resulted in a first down or touchdown (35.3%). The Bills played a good mix of both zone (60% of the time) and man coverage (34% of the time), and their low-risk philosophy yielded an average depth of target of just 7.3 yards, which tied for the second-lowest average among all 32 teams. PFFELO Ratings are PFF’s NFL power rankings based on weekly player grades in each facet of play. Defense is part of the Ravens' identity; once again, their reputation remains firmly intact. Among others, Daryl Worley (64.5 coverage grade), Erik Harris (66.7), Lamarcus Joyner (42.8), Trayvon Mullen (61.5) and Karl Joseph (64.7) helped give up a quarterback passer rating of 111.3, the second-highest mark allowed in 2019. Pro Football Focus ranked every defense in the NFL -- including every position group. AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Nick Bosa. Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft, Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS. Only nine teams allowed more than the 27 touchdown passes given up by a combination of Desmond Trufant (70.3 coverage grade), Isaiah Oliver (54.5), Ricardo Allen (57.1), Damontae Kazee (58.1) and Blidi Wreh-Wilson (64.0). D.J. In November, they released former first-round cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III then inserted second-year cornerback Carlton Davis into a more prominent role, and they never looked back. They also checked in with the 10th-fewest missed tackles (34), which shows an improved defense that goes well beyond their good pass-rush. Their favorite scheme was a Cover-2 zone, which they played on 21.3% of their snaps, and they allowed a passer rating of just 73.5 (fourth among teams) and forced an incompletion on 9% of their targets (sixth) while playing in this scheme. 2 after a Week 9 bye, but they have a legitimate … While primarily playing in a three-deep zone scheme, the 49ers' secondary excelled by limiting explosive pass plays — they tied with the Patriots by allowing the fewest first-down completions (149) during the 2019 season. The Chargers' cornerbacks and safeties allowed the NFL's third-fewest passing yards (2,226), lagging only behind the 49ers (1,884) and the Steelers (2,144), but after safety Derwin James was forced missed 11 games and slot cornerback Desmond King II saw his coverage grade decline drastically from 2018, not even the stellar play of cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. — who checks in at No. PFF's Mike Renner breaks down the 2020 NFL MVP race between Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. The Baltimore defense got off to a disappointing start to the 2019 regular season. However, after the acquisition of Peters before Week 7, everything changed. The Saints stand pat at No. And White was the only NFL corner to play 500-plus coverage snaps and not allow a touchdown reception. In their rankings of all 32 teams’ run defenses, PFF’s Mike Renner puts them 30th. In a league in which the passing game is the preferred method of offense, NFL teams have started to build their defenses with a greater emphasis on pass coverage. Receiving Leader: Michael Thomas, 1725 Yds. Joey Bosa, DE, LAC. Through the first five weeks of play this year, Dean has produced an 83.6 coverage grade that ranks fourth at the position. Armed with PFF’s … 32, Jalen Thompson No. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnulo used a good mix of both man and zone coverage to leverage the talents of safeties Tyrann Mathieu (81.5 coverage grade) and rookie Juan Thornhill (78.0), but cornerbacks Charvarius Ward (65.6), Bashaud Breeland (43.9) and Kendall Fuller (55.3) all earned grades that beg for improvement. Poor communication led to the Texans yielding 32 touchdown passes, which tied for the fifth-most league-wide. Rushing Leader: Derrick Henry, 1540 Yds. Here is PFF's explanation for ranking Heflin high up. The Washington Redskins struggled all year long against the pass, and nowhere is that better reflected than in their 23rd-ranked team coverage grade of 57.1. Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft, Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS, not having a cornerback who finished in our top-25 rankings for 2019, PFF’s list of the top 25 cornerbacks for 2019. A drastic reversal by Reid would quickly elevate the entire group. The NFL Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's football editors.With the season nearing its end, we're identifying each team's biggest … LSU (15-0) 33.1: 48.9 (1) 17.7 (20) 1.9 (12) 3. Fifth-year cornerback Quinton Dunbar was the lone bright spot on the team, as he earned the second-highest coverage grade (89.5) among PFF’s top 25 cornerbacks. The Chiefs' cornerbacks and safeties scored the league's ninth-lowest forced incompletion rate at 10.3% while wasting opportunities with seven dropped interceptions, tied for the sixth-most in the NFL. By season's end, the New York Giants had said goodbye to veteran Janoris Jenkins and hello to a woeful 30th-ranked team coverage grade. We also haven’t seen a drop off in performance from Derrick Henry , who has a very real chance to become the NFL’s first ever back-to-back rushing triple crown winner (rush attempts, rush yards, rush TD). The addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick helped to solidify a revamped Pittsburgh defense that ended up earning PFF’s fifth-best coverage grade (90.0) in 2019. 17. There is plenty of room for encouragement here, though, as the Bears continued to perform well enough to allow the fourth-fewest touchdown passes (17), which were five fewer than the 22 they allowed during their stellar 2018 season. After a shaky two-game start to the season, Fitzpatrick joined the team and helped the Steelers secondary to rapidly improve in critical areas. After a 1-7 start, the Atlanta Falcons hit the reset button to win five of their last eight games, which included a four-game winning streak to close out the season. If this group were a stock, this would be a good time to buy. Bradley Roby (68.9), Johnathan Joseph (65.0), Gareon Conley (68.1), Jahleel Addae (62.4) and Justin Reid (79.2) all earned good, but not great, coverage grades, but individual talent does not make a highly effective secondary unit. But even though this year’s 17th-ranked 71.3 coverage grade is a vast improvement, there is still room to grow for New Orleans' talented coverage unit. 5 on our top-25 list — could prevent this group from sliding outside our top 10. They often left cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty and Jonathan Jones in single-man coverage without the help of a safety over the middle of the field. As the Raiders head to Las Vegas, they will need more substance than style if they want to turnaround this wayward group. In the lead-up to Week 15, PFF offers some takeaways from Tuesday. After trading starting corners Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters six weeks into the season, the Rams' secondary improved their then 12th-ranked coverage grade of 68.6 to a more respectable and eighth-ranked 84.7 by the close of the regular season. Quote. [Editor's Note: All ELITE subscribers have access to PFF's advanced statistics and grades for every player and team in the NFL. PFF looks at the overall grade for each first-round rookie after Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season. More league info Their 242 zone-coverage snaps were the third-fewest of any team in the NFL, leaving cornerbacks Nik Needham (61.0 coverage grade), Nate Brooks (54.1) and Xavien Howard (57.0) stranded on an island with no hope in sight, and it didn't get much better from safeties Steven Parker (70.5) and Eric Rowe (60.2). Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. Here, with a special focus on each team's secondary, is a look at how we ranked all 32 NFL coverage units following the 2019 regular season. ... It’s rankings season here at PFF as camps are rapidly approaching. Share this article 96 shares share tweet text email link Glenn Erby. The problem with the Defensive grades is none of the 1st round CBs are up there. PFF's Anthony Treash looks back at Week 14 of the 2020 season, giving out awards, presenting the team of the week and more. Davis led all starters with a 72.1 coverage grade while cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (66.5) and safeties Andrew Adams (63.6) and Mike Edwards (52.5) all scored below 70.0. To put it kindly, rookie cornerbacks DeAndre Baker (45.6 coverage grade) and Corey Ballentine (29.8) suffered growing pains, combining to allow 1,226 yards and 12 touchdowns on a combined 123 targets, while the defense as a whole gave up the sixth-highest completion percentage (70.9%), the fifth-most passing yards (4,376) and the eighth-most combined first downs and touchdowns (207). New coaches ended up yielding the same results, as the core group of Dre Kirkpatrick (61.2), Darqueze Dennard (76.0), Shawn Williams (50.9) and Jessie Bates III (62.3) ended up allowing 9.3 yards per reception through 17 weeks, the worst mark in the NFL. As the last line of defense, the Cowboys had the second-fewest missed tackles (42) of any team in coverage, revealing more effort and energy than most fans may realize. During their first six games — before the arrival of cornerback Marcus Peters — they earned a team coverage grade of 65.7 and allowed 0.119 EPA per pass play, 15th and 23rd, respectively, among the league's 32 defenses. Let’s see if the Jaguars’ new approach in 2020 leads to new results. The Carolina Panthers check-in with PFF’s 14th-highest team coverage grade while ranking in the top 10 in two critical areas of our coverage data, as they tied for ninth in the NFL in total touchdowns allowed (21) and tied for seventh in total interceptions (14). A wild Monday Night Football battle between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens came down to the wire, with Justin Tucker's last-second, 55-yard field goal proving to be the difference. Visit ESPN to view 2020 NFL team stats. Second-year cornerback Darius Phillips was a rare bright spot, however, as he earned the secondary's highest coverage grade (83.8) and led the team with four interceptions, leading many to believe that he could be moving into the starting rotation for 2020. The 29th-ranked Oakland Raiders defense gave up 0.220 EPA per pass play and allowed a successful play on 50.8% of their coverage snaps, both of which ranked 31st among teams by season's end. J.J. Watt, DE, HOU. Both young and talented, the Buccaneers' secondary rest in the good hands of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. In all, the defense allowed 393 receptions, the fourth-most in the NFL. PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down the biggest mismatches in fantasy football based on matchup-specific metrics on offense and defense heading into Week 14 of … ... PFF grades every player on … This battered group also gave up the second-most touchdown passes (36) and the eighth-most combined first downs and touchdowns (207). The inconsistent play of Malcolm Butler (64.2 overage grade) led to the late-season addition of 31-year-old veteran corner Tramaine Brock Sr., who ended the year with a coverage grade of 72.4 and landed at No. Backing up Adams, nickel cornerback Brian Poole earned the highest coverage grade (80.0) of any slot defender on PFF’s list of the top 25 corners after allowing the lowest yards per reception average (7.4) among players at the position in 2019. As a whole, the Ravens' secondary finished the regular season having allowed a passer rating of just 80.0 to opposing quarterbacks, the fifth-lowest passer rating among the league's 32 secondaries, while their 47 forced incompletions ranked eighth among the same group. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Pro Football Focus released its rankings for all 32 defensive line units entering the ... as the Giants defensive linemen combined for just 11.5 sacks in 2019. Due to the numerous injuries that were sustained throughout the year, eight different cornerbacks played meaningful snaps for the Eagles throughout the regular season, and all of them earned a grade below 70.0. The New York Jets' secondary was led by dynamic safety Jamal Adams, who earned the seventh-highest coverage grade (87.3) among safeties to go along with his position-leading 90.2 pass-rush grade. NFL Team Total Offense Stats 2020 Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine used zone schemes on 51% of their 613 coverage snaps, giving his pass defenders clear vision against opposing quarterbacks, and they responded with the league’s third-most interceptions (16) and the fifth-most forced incompletions (60). 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