Posted: 11:11 am Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Rookie Vontae Davis burned more than any cornerback in the AFC East 

By Post Staff superblogger Tim Graham and STATS Inc. come up with insightful info all the time.

Here’s some that gives some perspective on the up-and-down performances of Dolphins’ cornerbacks Sean Smith and Vontae Davis.

Thrown into the fire as rookies this season, Smith and Davis took their share of lumps, no one more than Davis.

Among AFC East CBs who faced at least 50 passes, Davis allowed 46 catches on 76 tries – 60.5-percent success rate for the offense. This ranked 61st in the NFL — worst among all AFC East cornerbacks.

Smith was much better in terms of “burn percentage.” He ranked 16th, allowing 35 receptions on 73 targets for a 47.9 percentage.

As expected, Jets’ All-Pro Darelle Revis set the standard, allowing 40 receptions on 108 targets for a 37.0-percent rate. Three Jets’ corners were in the top six, not a big surprise for the league’s No. 1-rated D.

For more, here’s a link to Graham’s blog.


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