Via Terry Pluto’s great Facebook page, we received word of a neat Pro Football Focus study from Wednesday that analyzed dropped passes by NFL quarterbacks through 11 weeks of the season.
Surprise, surprise who ranks in the top two? Just one behind Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, Browns rookie Brandon Weeden has had 32 of his passes dropped this year, according to the study. These 32 drops excluded uncatchable balls. Weeden also ranks fifth in the league with 8.6% of his attempts dropped.
Obviously, wide receiver was a huge weakness for Cleveland entering 2012, and a main reason why the team went out to use a supplemental second round pick on rookie Josh Gordon. But despite his contributions, it appears the Browns wide-outs still have quite a bit of work to do — regardless of Weeden’s added impact.