QB quest: Final stats, report card issued

Cam Newton (Darron Cummings/AP)

After looking at passing and rushing statistics last week, NFL draft analyst Dave-Te Thomas concludes his in-depth look at the top incoming quarterbacks by comparing their negative plays, how important they were to their offense and then issuing a final report based on the total data.

The comparisons continue.

The Vikings' quarterback decision being as important as it is, we've been comparing five of the top quarterbacks in the 2011 NFL Draft through the stats and rankings compiled by long-time NFL draft analyst Dave-Te Thomas.

Late last week, we detailed the passing, rushing and drive-engineering statistics accumulated by Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett and Cam Newton. Today, we conclude the comparisons series by looking at their negative plays in 2010 and some of the "offensive importance" statistics, like the total yardage compiled by the player and the team, how much the quarterback accounted for, how many touchdowns the QB accounted for and more drive-engineering comparisons.

When it's all said and done, Thomas compiles the data and issues a final report card established on all the numbers he detailed during the three-part series.

QB TALE OF THE TAPE
Player School Height Weight
Kaepernick Nevada 6:04.5 230
Gabbert Missouri 6:04.5 235
Locker Washington 6:02.5 230
Mallett Arkansas 6:06.2 238
Newton Auburn 6:05.4 248
Average   6:04.6 236

 

2010 NEGATIVE PLAYS COMPARISONS, CHART I
Player INT PCT RK IB RK ISC RK FUM RK
Kaepernick 09 2.23 2 1 1 2 t1 08 3
Gabbert 09 1.89 1 4 t3 3 4 10 5
Locker 09 2.71 4 5 5 6 5 09 4
Mallett 12 2.92 5 4 t3 2 3 03 1
Newton 09 2.50 3 2 2 2 t1 06 2
Average 09 2.42   3   3   07  
2010 NEGATIVE PLAYS COMPARISONS, CHART II
Player FLST RK TOS RK PB RK PTS TOT
Kaepernick 4 4 2 3 20 1 27 1
Gabbert 2 3 1 2 45 5 19 4
Locker 6 5 3 5 34 4 10 5
Mallett 1 1 0 1 36 3 25 3
Newton 2 2 2 3 27 2 27 1
Average 3   2   32   21.6  

NOTES-INT indicates total amount of interceptions thrown…PCT indicates percentage of pass attempts that resulted in interceptions…RK indicates rank in that category…IB indicates interceptions thrown when the team was behind in the scoring during the game…ISC indicates amount of passes intercepted that led to the opposition scoring because of that turnover…FUM indicates amount of times the player fumbled the ball…FLST indicates amount of times player turned the ball over due to that fumble…TOS indicates total amount of fumbles that led to the opposition scoring because of that turnover…PB indicates amount of passes the quarterback had deflected by the opposition vs. passes attempted…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 four quarterbacks listed…Note-This category is based on percentage of plays involved in to break any ties.


 

2010 OFFENSIVE IMPORTANCE COMPARISONS, CHART I
Player PTO TTO PCT RK PTD TTD PCT RK
Kaepernick 4228 7268 58.17 5 41 74 55.41 4
Gabbert 3418 5325 64.19 1 21 45 46.67 5
Locker 2650 4450 59.56 4 23 33 69.70 1
Mallett 3795 6273 60.50 3 36 58 62.07 3
Newton 4327 6989 61.91 2 50 72 69.44 2
Average 3684 6061 60.78   34 56 60.64  
2010 OFFENSIVE IMPORTANCE COMPARISONS, CHART II
Player PDE TSD PCT RK PTS TOT
Kaepernick 91 96 94.79 1 08 3
Gabbert 44 65 67.69 5 07 5
Locker 40 47 85.11 3 10 2
Mallett 62 74 83.78 4 08 3
Newton 82 92 89.13 2 12 1
Average 64 75 85.29   9.0  

NOTES-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…TOT indicates that quarterback's final ranking vs. the other four 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
Kaepernick 14 18 22 28 27 08 103 2
Gabbert 13 08 10 12 19 07 056 5
Locker 12 17 07 18 10 10 062 4
Mallett 13 23 16 12 25 08 084 3
Newton 14 30 22 22 27 12 113 1
Average 13 19.2 15.4 18.4 21.6 9.0 83.6  
NOTES-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each quarterback during the 2010 season…PYC indicates points scored in the Passing Yardage Statistical Comparison category…DEC indicates points scored in the Drive Engineering Statistical Comparison category…RUC indicates points scored in the 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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