I'm fairly certain we all think of Kevin Walter as a sure-handed receiver. However, I didn't realize just HOW sure-handed he has been. Check out this article by Pro Football Focus:
Over the past 3 seasons, where do you think Kevin Walter would rank in terms of "fewest catchable passes dropped"?
Top 20? Top 10? Maybe even Top 5?
How about #1?
Wide Receivers, Top 10 Drop Percentage, 2008-2010
Rank Player Team Receptions Drops Catchable Drop % 1 Kevin Walter HST 164 5 169 2.96%
He may not be flashy, and he's certainly not fast, but he definitely deserves to be on the field. As a #2 or #3 (the latter more typically associated with your "sure-handed" guy), I don't know. But definitely a solid receiver to have starting.
Oh, and for what it's worth, this past season saw Walter as the 3rd most sure-handed receiver, dropping only 1 catchable pass. AJ was 15th (3rd amongst receivers with 80+ catchable balls thrown their way).
Who should be the Texans #2 WR?
Kevin Walter (41 votes)
Jacoby Jones (2 votes)
Dorin Dickerson (6 votes)
Nnamdi Asomugha (17 votes)
66 total votes