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Kyle among most productive interior rushers

Posted by Chris Brown on January 17, 2014 – 8:57 am

Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams set a career high in 2013 with 10.5 sacks. He also had 17 QB hits and 39 QB hurries in earning his third career Pro Bowl nod according to Pro Football Focus. PFF also had him as the highest rated defensive player on Buffalo’s roster for the 2013 campaign. So it’s not surprising to see that when it came to pass rush productivity among interior defenders, Williams ranked in the top five in the NFL.

PFF recently put together their pass rush productivity for their edge rushers and Buffalo’s Jerry Hughes topped the list. Now they’ve done the same with interior defenders and Williams ranks fifth in the league. Here’s a look at the chart put together by the stat crunchers at PFF.

For those who don’t know, Vinny Curry is a situational pass rusher for the Eagles. Just about everyone else on this list is a regular starter, though I question the Saints Cameron Jordan being on here knowing he rushed from an outside position a good deal of the time this past season.

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Name

Team

Pass Rush Snaps

Total Pressure

PRP

1

J.J. Watt

HST

518

85

12.8

2

Vinny Curry

PHI

217

32

11.6

3

Cameron Jordan

NO

525

76

11.5

4

Gerald McCoy

TB

561

80

11.1

5

Kyle D. Williams

BUF

533

69

10.3

6

Ndamukong Suh

DET

543

72

10.2

7

Brandon Mebane

SEA

240

32

10

8

Justin Smith

SF

462

56

9.5

9

Geno Atkins

CIN

290

34

9.3

9

Malik Jackson

DEN

364

43

9.3

 


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