Clowney is an animal. Sacks are the sexy stat but doesn't mean you can't be a disrupter without them.
This. Too many people just look at the numbers rather than the tape. Some of the best pass rushers don't put up gaudy stats, but they still wreck an offense's ability to function normally.
Even Clowney's QB hits went down from 2018 to 2019. Preston Smith had a better QB hurry rate than Clowney did last year, but he is still ranked lower. Clowney might be considered one of the best run defenders in the NFL, but run defense from an edge rusher is far less valuable than pass rushing.
People are ignoring my context. I am not necessarily disputing that Clowney is a valuable player. I am disputing his ranking in this particular list and pointing out how much of it is a popularity contest. All of his numbers all around the board are worse than 2018, yet he jumped 20+ spots in the ranking. He wasn't as disruptive as past years and the Seahawks' pass rush suffered as they were tied for 2nd to last in the NFL, with only the Dolphins having less sacks than the Seahawks. If you want to point to his poor supporting cast, just take a look at Chandler Jones. He had 19 sacks. No one else on his team had more than 3 sacks. If you want to justify ranking Clowney so high, you need to look at his whole body of work rather than what he is best at and to me, that falls short of ranking him so high over other more deserving players on the list that ended up below him.
Post by ThanksARENAS on Jul 28, 2020 8:44:17 GMT -8
They are only leaving out any Washington Football Team players only because they are JEALOUS and SCARED of the name change. They dont want to print the name. Resulting in a lot of snubs such as Scary Terry Mclaurin, Brandon Scherff, Derrius Guice, etc, etc (I can go on and on but don’t want to bore you with names)
Post by cityofchamps on Jul 28, 2020 21:19:54 GMT -8
Dafuq? Did Mitchell Schwartz not even make the list? Is this a joke? I can't see anyone remaining from the Top 20 being left off unless they somehow forgot about Derrick Henry.
Schwartz, easily the best RT in the NFL and arguably the 2nd best OT in the NFL behind David Bakhtiari gets left off the Top 100? I'm done. This is a fucking disgrace how they threw so many players under the bus. This is a joke.