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Football Study Hall just released Target and Catch Rates



There is a ton of fascinating data.

Football Study Hall

A couple of observations...

I didn't realize how effective Ja-Mes Logan was.  He was only targeted 38 times throughout the year, but had a catch rate of 76.3% and an average yards per target of 10.2 yards.  He was one of only 20 players in the nation with those stats that had at least 25 targets.

One other interesting thing I saw in this group was the monster season Justin Blackmon had.   He was targeted 148 times and had 111 catches for 1782 yards.  He averaged 12 yards per target and caught the ball 75% of the time he was targeted.

Another feather in Gunter Brewer's cap is that OK State had another player make this list in Joseph Randle.

Both Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram made the list.

Looking just at Ole Miss

Markeith Summers was a big risk when we threw him the ball.  He averaged 21 yards per catch, but only had a catch rate of 41% because we threw him the ball 64 times last year.  Factoring that in, he only averaged 8.5 yards per target.  The 41% catch rate was the lowest in the nation with players with 50 targets or more.  Only 4 player had a lower catch rate that had 40 or more targets.

Melvin Harris was a little better with 62.5% catch rate, but he again only averaged 8.5 yards per target.

Lionel Breaux was pretty bad as well, but we only threw him the ball 15 times last year.

This gives me hope that maybe our WRs could give improved numbers.  Having someone more consistent that Summers on the outside and with the instruction of Gunter Brewer; I think we could really see improved play out of our WRs.

I'm going to try to keep us with Ole Miss' #s throughout the year and will periodically post the stats.

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