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Seahawks Advanced Stats: How do Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, Doug Baldwin rank against their peers?

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The Seattle Seahawks had their bye this week. In the NFC West, we saw the San Francisco 49ers lose to the Washington Redskins, the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Arizona Cardinals hold off a late comeback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before we move onto Week 7 and the New York Giants, I wanted to look at some key stats provided by ProFootballFocus Elite through the first six weeks of the season.

  • Russell Wilson is ranked 14th with a PFF QB Rating of 87.7. This measurement takes into account dropped passes, throw aways, spikes, and yards through the air. His traditional NFL QB Rating is 90.6. Under pressure, Wilson ranks 7th in NFL QB Rating (78.9) for the snaps where a pressure was registered.
  • Doug Baldwin ranks 24th with 1.73 yards per route ran out of 85 receivers with more than 25% snaps. Additionally, he has 0 drops on 27 catchable passes.
  • The Seahawks’ offensive line ranks 30th allowing 85 total pressures (7 sacks, 15 hits, 63 hurries). The biggest offender is Rees Odhiambo. He ranks 59/60 offensive tackles with 30 pressures allowed (2 sacks, 6 hits, 22 hurries). Justin Britt, on the other hand, ranks 3rd with three pressures (1 sack, 1 hit, 1 hurry).
  • For interior defenders, Jarran Reed ranks 21st out of 59 in run stop percentage (7.9%), while Sheldon Richardson ranks 21st in pass rush productivity with two hits and 10 hurries.
  • Bobby Wagner is dominant this year. He ranks 4th in run stop % (11.2), 2nd in pass rush productivity with 6 pressures, first in tackle efficiency with only one missed tackle in 313 snaps, and 7th in yards per cover snap with 0.74.
  • Richard Sherman is 5th in yards per cover snap only allowing 0.45. Shaquill Griffin is roughly average allowing 1.09 yards per cover snap.
  • Highest three graded Seahawks according to ProFootballFocus: Bobby Wagner (92.0), Earl Thomas (85.4), Russell Wilson (85.2). Lowest graded Seahawks is Rees Odhiambo (26.5).

It’s clear through the first six weeks, the defense is holding the Seahawks together. Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas, and Richard Sherman are all having amazing seasons. Looking at Rees Odhiambo’s grade and stats, it’s of no surprise that John Schneider and Pete Carroll are looking for help on the line.

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