No WR forced more missed tackles on receptions in 2016 than Odell Beckham Jr. https://t.co/bwXe02cAMI
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 19, 2017
At times, it can be hard to define elusiveness with statistics.
Just because a receiver catches a bunch of passes doesn’t necessarily mean they are elusive or unstoppable, as many statistics these days are skewed to the offense a player plays in.
But thanks to the good people over at Pro Football Focus, we now have a measure for just how much havoc an offensive playmaker may cause.
According to PFF, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. led the league – and by a fairly large margin – in “most forced missed tackles”.
The Giants wideout forced 29 of them which was six more than Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate who forced 23.
Look, we all know how special OBJ is, but a stat like this reinforces what he can do after the catch, with the ball in his hands.
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