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3 Bills LBs among most efficient tacklers

Posted by Chris Brown on November 15, 2012 – 2:04 pm

The film reviewers and stat crunchers at Pro Football Focus have put together their top 20 most efficient tacklers at linebacker in the NFL. Three Bills linebackers made the list.

Bryan Scott and Kelvin Sheppard were in a tie for 18th, with Nick Barnett right behind at 20th. Here’s the full list.

Rank Name Team Comb. Tackle Efficiency Total Snaps Total Missed Tackles Total Tackles Total Assists
1 DeMeco Ryans PHI 72 560 1 57 14
2 Lawrence Timmons PIT 50 504 1 40 9
3 Ray Lewis BLT 48 421 1 38 9
4 Takeo Spikes SD 43 310 1 28 14
5 Brian Cushing HST 29 230 1 24 4
6 Sean Lee DAL 28 303 2 45 9
7 Jerod Mayo NE 27.7 568 3 69 11
8 D’Qwell Jackson CLV 26 599 2 42 8
9 Vontaze Burfict CIN 25.5 422 2 41 8
10 Karlos Dansby MIA 23 609 3 54 12
11 K.J. Wright SEA 22.3 509 3 55 9
12 Patrick Willis SF 22 503 3 53 10
13 Luke Kuechly CAR 21.3 316 3 44 17
14 Bobby Wagner SEA 20.3 502 4 65 12
15 Bruce Carter DAL 19.7 461 3 54 2
16 D.J. Smith GB 19.5 346 2 31 6
17 Lance Briggs CHI 17.3 536 3 42 7
18 Bryan Scott BUF 16.5 313 2 26 5
18 Kelvin Sheppard BUF 16.5 286 2 24 7
20 Nick Barnett BUF 16.3 546 4 49 12

Tackling efficiency is determined by – (Tackles + assists + missed tackles) / Missed tackles.


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