With Robert Meachem a distinct possibility as an addition to Buffalo’s receiving corps we thought we’d take a closer look at his snap count figures in New Orleans and how his receiving numbers compared to the rest of the Saints’ passing targets in 2011.
With an assist from ProFootballFocus, Meachem was on the field for a surprising 877 snaps last season, more than any of the other receivers on the New Orleans roster (see below).
WR Robert Meachem 877
WR Devery Henderson 863
WR Marques Colston 801
WR Lance Moore 422
WR Adrian Arrington 91
WR Courtney Roby 6
As far as receiving numbers go in the Saints offense Meachem was sixth in receptions with 40, in an offense where Drew Brees really spreads the ball around. Proof of that came in the fact that the team’s top two receiving targets were TE Jimmy Graham (99 rec.) and RB Darren Sproles (86 rec.).
Perhaps most encouraging is Meacham had the second-best reception-to-touchdown ratio for New Orleans. Lance Moore had a touchdown reception for every 6.5 catches he made last season. Meachem had a touchdown catch for every 6.66 catches he made.
Tags: NFL free agency, Robert Meachem
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