Today we take a look at the distribution of Tajh Boyd’s passes (and a few from Cole Stoudt and one from Sammy Watkins and Andre Ellington) both in terms of targets by position and receptions by position (we’ll focus in on the WRs later below).
Note: The “Other” category includes interceptions, balls thrown away and one caught by a lineman.
While 64.56% of the passes targeted the wide receivers, the wide receivers accounted for 71.08% of the receptions. What’s interesting to me is the relatively low percentage of passes to Dewayne Allen that are completed (61.29%, not shown here). The same goes for the running backs (48.39%, also not shown here). You would think that passes to these positions means shorter passes and therefore higher completion percentages.
The numbers below on the wide receivers shouldn’t be that surprising to any Clemson fan except perhaps the closeness in the percentage of explosive plays between Sammy Watkins, Nuke Hopkins and Jaron Brown. Brown is often left out of the conversation, but has proven to be a reliable and explosive third wide receiver.
The other thing to note is that while Martavis Bryant only has 6 catches every one of them has been for a first down and every one has been explosive.
Note: An explosive play is defined as a reception of 16 or more yards.