Today, PFF is talking about Jamaal Charles (and other running backs) and drop percentage. They've ranked the top and bottom running backs at this stat using this methodology:
To we've taken all running backs from 2010 who had at least 25 catchable balls thrown their way (including post season), and done our usual to it. Used their number of catchable balls (receptions plus drops) and divided it by the numbers of drops they had to give us their drop percentage.
PIerre Thomas, Ray Rice and Peyton Hillis were the most efficient pass catching running backs in 2010. How did Jamaal Charles' drop stats turn out?
Well not very good. In 2010, Charles dropped six passes which put the number of catchable passes he dropped at over 11%. According to PFF's numbers, that puts Charles in the bottom ten of running backs in the NFL.
That was just 2010. Jamaal Charles' drops from 2008 to 2010, 13 in total, put him in the bottom ten of running backs over that three year period.
Am I worried about this? Not really. Is it something Charles' needs to improve? Of course.
Check out the full article here.