Pro Football Focus released it’s final edition of their “Top 50” list Thursday night, and it included five cornerbacks and four safeties. Nowhere on their list did Marcus Peters and Eric Berry appear.
Something’s wrong with that.
This is after PFF said Thursday that the Chiefs have the third best secondary duo in the league.
Here’s a quick rundown of 2016 stats between Berry and Devin McCourty, who appeared at No. 49 overall on the list:
- Berry: 4 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 9 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble and 62 tackles.
- McCourty: 1 interception, 0 touchdowns, 7 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble and 64 tackles.
Maybe I’m missing something, but most people would look at that stat line and agree that Berry was the better player in 2016. In fact, McCourty hasn’t scored a defensive touchdown in his seven-year NFL career.
It’s pretty much the same story for Peters. Here are his 2016 stats compared to Aqib Talib, No. 46 on PFF’s list:
- Peters: 6 interceptions, 20 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble, 35 tackles.
- Talib: 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 12 pass deflections, 32 tackles.
What probably hurts Peters more here is that he didn’t score a touchdown. Oh well. I’ll take his three additional touchdowns over Talib.