Tale of the Tape: Top Quarterbacks
QB Robert Griffin (Jerome Miron/USP)
QB Robert Griffin (Jerome Miron/USP)
NFL Draft Report
Posted Apr 9, 2012


NFL Draft Report compares the top five quarterbacks in dozens of offensive categories, helping to accentuate their strengths and weaknesses in the many facets of the position. From measurables, points and efficiency to scoring drives engineered and much more, we break it down.

QUARTERBACK TALE OF THE TAPE

PLAYER

SCHOOL

NFL TEAM

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

40-YD

COUSINS, Kirk

Michigan State

 

6:02.5

214

4.80

FOLES, Nick

Arizona

 

6:05.0

243

5.03

GRIFFIN III, R.

Baylor

 

6:02.3

223

4.33

LUCK, Andrew

Stanford

 

6:04.0

234

4.59

TANNEHILL, R.

Texas A&M

 

6:03.7

223

4.59

 

PASSING YARDAGE COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

YD/A

RK

YD/C

RK

TD/A

RK

TD/C

RK

COUSINS

07.91

3

12.42

2

05.97

 3

09.36

3

FOLES

07.74

4

11.20

5

05.00

5

07.24

5

GRIFFIN III

10.68

1

14.75

1

09.20

1

12.71

2

LUCK

08.71

2

12.21

3

09.16

2

12.85

1

 TANNEHILL

07.05

5

11.45

4

05.46

4

08.87

4

 

PASSING YARDAGE COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

PCT

RK

PE

RK

PTS

TOT

COUSINS

63.72

4

145.12

4

17

3

FOLES

69.11

3

145.62

3

11

4

GRIFFIN III

72.39

1

189.48

1

29

1

LUCK

71.29

2

169.69

2

24

2

TANNEHILL

61.58

5

133.18

5

09

5

NOTE-YD/A indicates yards gained per pass attempt…RK indicates rank in that category…YD/C indicates yards gained per completion…RK indicates rank in that category…TD/A indicates ratio of touchdown passes per pass attempt…TD/C indicates percentage of touchdown passes per pass completion…PCT indicates percentage of passes completed…PE indicates passing efficiency rating…PTS indicates points for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish;-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…TOT indicates that quarterback’s final ranking vs. the other quarterbacks listed.

 

RUSHING STATISTICS

PLAYER

GP

ATT

YARDS

YD/LST

AVG

TD

TBL

SACK

COUSINS

14

037

-039

133

-1.05

00

08

16-100

FOLES

12

043

-103

184

-2.40

00

00

23-184

GRIFFIN III

13

179

699

207

3.91

10

14

27-151

LUCK

13

047

150

080

3.19

02

02

11-076

TANNEHILL

13

058

306

049

5.28

04

02

09-044

NOTE-YD/LST indicates total amount of yardage lost on rushing attempts…TBL indicates times the quarterback was tackled for loss on a running play only…SACK indicates times the quarterback was sacked.

 

RUSHING COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

AVG

RK

LST

RK

TD

RK

TFL

RK

PTS

TOT

COUSINS

-1.05

4

09.50

3

0.00

4

1.71

3

10

4

FOLES

-2.40

5

15.33

4

0.00

4

1.92

4

07

5

GRIFFIN III

3.91

2

15.92

5

0.77

1

3.15

5

11

3

LUCK

3.19

3

06.15

2

0.15

3

1.00

2

14

2

TANNEHILL

5.28

1

03.77

1

0.31

2

0.85

1

19

1

NOTE-YD/LST indicates total amount of yardage lost on rushing attempts…TBL indicates times the quarterback was tackled for loss on a running play only…SACK indicates times the quarterback was sacked.
NOTE-AVG indicates quarterback’s rushing average per play…RK indicates rank in that category (note-rank is based on average per game)…LST indicates yards lost rushing with the ball…TD indicates touchdown runs by the player (note-rank is based on average per game)… TFL indicates total tackles of the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage (sacks and carries)…PTS indicates points for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish;-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…TOT indicates that quarterback’s final ranking vs. the other  quarterbacks listed…NOTE-categories are based on average per game, except LST/TBL (average per rushing attempt)

 

OFFENSIVE IMPORTANCE COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

PTO

TTO

PCT

RK

PTD

TTD

PCT

RK

COUSINS

3277

5466

59.95

4

25

47

53.19

5

FOLES

4231

5583

75.78

1

28

46

60.87

2

GRIFFIN III

4992

7632

65.41

2

47

77

61.04

1

LUCK

3667

6361

57.65

5

39

70

55.71

4

TANNEHILL

4050

6373

63.55

3

33

58

56.90

3

 

OFFENSIVE IMPORTANCE COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

PDE

TSD

PCT

RK

PTS

TOT

COUSINS

43

66

65.15

3

06

4

FOLES

38

59

64.41

4

11

2

GRIFFIN III

57

87

65.52

2

13

1

LUCK

56

87

64.37

5

04

5

TANNEHILL

62

87

71.26

1

11

2

NOTE-PTO indicates player’s total offense yardage…TTO indicates team’s total offense yardage…PCT indicates percentage of yardage player gained vs. that of his team…RK indicates rank in that category…PTD indicates total touchdowns responsible by the player…TTD indicates total touchdowns registered by the team’s offense…PCT indicates percentage of the team’s offensive touchdowns registered by the player…RK indicates rank in that category…PDE indicates amount of drives engineered by the player that resulted in scores (touchdowns/field goals)…TSD indicates amount of offensive drives by the team that resulted in scores… PCT indicates percentage of the team’s offensive scoring drives that the player was responsible for…RK indicates rank in that category…PTS indicates points for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish;-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth, 0 for sixth…TOT indicates that quarterback’s final ranking vs. the other quarterbacks listed…Note-This category is based on percentage of plays involved in to break any ties.

 

FINAL REPORT CARD

PLAYER

GP

PYC

DEC

RUC

NPC

OIC

PTS

RK

COUSINS

14

17

09

10

25

06

67

4

FOLES

12

11

12

07

16

11

57

5

GRIFFIN III

13

29

22

11

20

13

95

1

LUCK

13

24

20

14

30

04

92

2

TANNEHILL

13

09

12

19

18

11

69

3

AVERAGE

13.0

18.0

15.0

12.2

21.8

9.0

76.0

 

NOTE-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each quarterback during their respective seasons…PYC indicates points scored in the above Passing Yardage Statistical Comparison category…DEC indicates points scored in the above Drive Engineering Statistical Comparison category…RUC indicates points scored in the above Rushing Statistical Comparison category…NPC indicates points scored in the above Negative Plays Statistical Comparison category…OIC indicates Offensive Importance Comparison category…PTS indicates total points scored from all of these categories…RK indicates final ranking, based on total points scored.



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