According to our favorite unbiased stat keepers Pro Football Focus, the NY Giants Justin Tuck is quite exceptional.
The Exception: Justin Tuck – New York Giants
In doing my analysis I noticed that one player kept bucking the trend – Tuck. Over the past three seasons, Tuck has posted a sack frequency of 25.5%, 24.2%, and 23.6%. While multiple defensive linemen have topped 20% in two of the last three seasons, Tuck is the only to top that mark in all three seasons. This remarkable consistency leads me to expect Tuck to continue his dominance in 2011. Accordingly, I have him projected as the hands down top defensive linemen.
The perception is the reality apparently. One of the most respected and feared defensive ends in all of football – Justin Tuck – he’s the real deal folks. He doesn’t talk about it, he just does it. Tuck backs it up each and every week, year after year, and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.