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 by aeneas1
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United States of America   Norcal
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The NFL's pass-rushing triple-double: Double-digit sacks, hits and hurries
By Mike Johnson • May 15, 2019
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/p ... nd-hurries

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

AARON DONALD, LOS ANGELES RAMS
21 sacks, 20 hits, 65 hurries

Aaron Donald was the single most destructive force in the game in 2018, earning an overall PFF grade of 95.2 and recording a staggering 106 quarterback pressures in the regular season — both the best marks of any player in the league. Donald produced a 25.9% win rate and a 19.2% pressure rate on his 552 pass-rush snaps last season, again, both the highest rates in the NFL.

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CHRIS JONES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
16 sacks, 14 hits, 44 hurries

Chris Jones ranked fifth among his peers with an elite overall grade of 91.0 last year, and his 74 regular-season quarterback pressures were behind only Aaron Donald (106) and Fletcher Cox (95) among interior defensive linemen. On 471 pass-rush snaps through Week 17, Jones generated a pressure rate of 15.7%.

FLETCHER COX, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
11 sacks, 24 hits, 60 hurries

Fletcher Cox ended the year ranked second among interior defenders with an overall grade of 92.5, and his 95 quarterback pressures were the most we’ve ever seen from an interior defensive lineman not named Aaron Donald. Cox produced a 20.9% win rate and a 16.6% pressure rate on his 572 regular season pass-rush snaps last year — both second at his position.

JARRAN REED, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
11 sacks, 13 hits, 26 hurries

The Seahawks have to be thrilled with the way Jarran Reed has developed along their interior defensive line. In the 2018 regular season, Reed generated 50 total pressures and a 10.7% pressure rate across 467 pass-rush snaps. His 50 total pressures last season were 16 more than his previous two seasons combined (2016 – 11, 2017 – 23).

EDGE DEFENDERS

DEE FORD, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
15 sacks, 17 hits, 45 hurries

Newly acquired San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Dee Ford turned in a breakout year in his fifth season as a pro, the first season in which he earned an overall grade higher than 65.0. His overall grade of 88.6 ranked 11th among edge defenders in 2018, and his pass-rush grade of 91.0 ranked first. Ford led all edge defenders with 77 total pressures last year.

FRANK CLARK, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
13 sacks, 13 hits, 38 hurries

Filling Ford’s void in Kansas City in 2019 will be Frank Clark. The edge defender will only turn 26 later this year, and he has three straight seasons with 10-plus sacks. His three-year (2016-18) pass-rush grade (79.2) ranks tied for 18th among the 50 NFL edge defenders with at least 1,500 defensive snaps in that span. He also turned in a career year in multiple respects in 2018, logging career-best marks in terms of total regular-season pressures (64), pass-rush win percentage (17.4%) and pressure percentage (14.5%).

VON MILLER, DENVER BRONCOS
16 sacks, 10 hits, 38 hurries

Miller continued his perfection in 2018 and has now logged grades of 90.0-plus every year since being drafted in 2011. His 90.3 overall grade ranked inside the top five among edge defenders last season, with his 90.0 pass rush grade coming in at third overall. Miller’s quarterback pressure production dipped a bit, but he still finished with 64 pressures on 474 pass-rush snaps.

DEMARCUS LAWRENCE, DALLAS COWBOYS
13 sacks, 11 hits, 39 hurries

This offseason, the Cowboys rewarded Demarcus Lawrence with a fresh five-year contract worth $105 million and $48 million fully guaranteed at signing. Lawrence’s 89.5 overall grade last season ranked seventh among all edge defenders in the NFL, and his 63 total pressures were good enough for 15th at his position.

YANNICK NGAKOUE, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
10 sacks, 24 hits, 30 hurries

Yannick Ngakoue has quietly developed into one of the most productive pass- rushers in the entire league since being drafted in the third round in 2016. Last season, he posted 64 total pressures on 459 total regular season pass-rush snaps, good enough to tie for 10th-best among edge rushers. His 64 pressures were a slight decrease from his 2017 breakout season in which he tallied 82 total pressures, including the postseason.

ZA’DARIUS SMITH, GREEN BAY PACKERS
10 sacks, 17 hits, 32 hurries

Before signing with the Green Bay Packers this offseason, Za’Darius Smith produced his first career pass-rushing triple-double en route to 59 total regular-season pressures in Baltimore. Both his overall and pass-rush grades have increased each season in the league, with last season setting career highs at 71.7 and 78.7, respectively.

MICHAEL BENNETT, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
11 sacks, 20 hits, 37 hurries

Now a member of the New England Patriots, Michael Bennett has been a consistent force as a pass-rusher throughout his time in the league. He’s one of only five players at the position who has tallied at least 40 pressures in each of the last seven seasons, and he has recorded at least two quarterback pressures in 117 of his 146 career games. In 2018, Bennett produced a 76.2 overall grade and 68 total pressures on 513 pass-rush snaps.

J.J. WATT, HOUSTON TEXANS
17 sacks, 12 hits, 35 hurries

J.J. Watt was back to his utterly dominant self in 2018. He was once again named a PFF All-Pro, and his 74 pressures were the second-most among edge defenders. Watt ended the 2018 regular season with at least three quarterback pressures in 14 straight games, which is the longest active streak by four games. On 607 regular season pass-rush snaps, Watt produced a 15.3% win rate and a 12.2% pressure rate.

T.J. WATT, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
12 sacks, 11 hits, 28 hurries

T.J. Watt joins his brother on the pass rushing triple-double list after producing a career-best 52 total pressures last season. Watt manufactured a 75.8 overall grade in his second season but really hit his stride from Weeks 10-17 by generating an 87.7 overall grade to close out the year. Watt raised his pass-rush win percentage from 12.8% in the first half of the season to 20.7% in the second half, and he recorded a pass-rushing grade of 90.0 from Weeks 10 to 17 that was second only to Von Miller in that span.

MYLES GARRETT, CLEVELAND BROWNS
15 sacks, 16 hits, 36 hurries

Myles Garrett made a considerable jump in terms of quarterback pressures from Year 1 in the NFL (37) to Year 2 (67). The second-year edge defender ranked 13th at the position with an 87.0 grade last season, and he was one of only two defensive linemen to register over 1,000 snaps. His 15 sacks tied for third at the position, while his 18.5% win rate ranked first among edge defenders with at least 50 pressures.

CALAIS CAMPBELL, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
11 sacks, 11 hits, 31 hurries

Despite a down year for the Jaguars, Campbell’s production stayed consistent in his 11th season. Campbell is about as well-rounded as they come, and he demonstrated this by generating 53 total pressures and 43 stops against the run in 2018. On 465 pass-rush snaps last season, he produced a 14.8% win rate and an 11.4% pressure rate. This is Campbell’s third pass-rushing triple-double of his stellar 11-year career.

 by Hacksaw
3 days ago
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United States of America   AT THE BEACH
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I wonder how our D would look w/o AD..

 by Haden
3 days ago
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United States of America   Spokane, WA
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Hacksaw wrote:I wonder how our D would look w/o AD..


Not very good, although I think Talib is an elite defender.

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