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You know it, I know it, but why don't we give Kevin Walter props for it?


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:

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/05/23/drop-percentage/

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).

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