The annual Pro Football Focus top 101 players are in the process of being announced and one player we are used to seeing in the top 5 is now number 31. This is of course “edge defender” and former Defensive Player of the Year, Khalil Mack.
In their defense, Pro Football Focus does state that this more of a 2017 season ranking than overall ranking, which will send your mind into a psychedelic loop if you think on that too hard. But even with that being true, they are clearly trying to “out think the room” on this one.
Ok look, we’ve been told over and over again that PFF knows what it’s doing when it comes to football analytics and to be honest they do a pretty good job, but to have Mack ranked as just an edge rusher is very short sighted.