Pro Football Focus Pass Protection rankings.... guess who isn't in the bottom half?

Earlier this year many were astonished by Pro Football Focus calling RT/RG Geoff Schwartz the Carolina Panthers' 'secret superstar' based on the advanced stat tracking they use to evaluate players. Now the proverbial chickens have come home to roost as the offensive line pass protection rankings are coming out.

While we only have the bottom half of the list it paints a fairly different picture of the Carolina Panthers' offensive line that we may have seen throughout the season and in post-season analysis. The metric PFF uses is evaluating the amount of pressure thrown at the offensive line (pressure per play), cross referencing that with how many sacks are given up each pressure (Sack % of pressure) and finally looking at how many blockers the team needed to achieve their results. 

We'll have to wait with bated breath to see where the Panthers rank in the top 16, but it's hard to imagine they'll be a top 10 team. Regardless, this does help to dispel the notion that the Carolina Panthers OL was the sole reason the Panthers had failure at the QB position.

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