There’s no point in throwing at Michigan CBs Jourdan Lewis and Channing Stribling or Ohio State’s Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore. You may as well just throw the ball into the ground.
That’s according to Pro Football Focus, which posted a list of 19 defensive backs who have allowed a worse passer rating than if a quarterback threw an incompletion on every play.
“If a college QB threw an incompletion on every pass, they would have a passer rating of 39.6. Throwing at these CBs yields WORSE results.”
If a college QB threw an incompletion on every pass, they would have a passer rating of 39.6.
Throwing at these CBs yields WORSE results ? pic.twitter.com/GFmY3fUp4v
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 31, 2016
Lewis, a first-team All-American in 2015, missed several games at the beginning of the season with a variety of injuries. But in five games, he’s been thrown at just 17 times and allowed four completions.
Stribling, his teammate across the field, has allowed just 10 catches for 144 yards, though 54 of those have come after the catch. The two seniors have helped create the most dominant passing defense in the Big Ten in 10 years.
Ohio State’s Conley and Lattimore have been almost as good. They’ve allowed a combined 22 catches for 289 yards with just one score.
Maryland CB Alvin Hill also made the list, allowing just 15 catches this season.