EAGLES AJ BROWN IS THE BEST SLANT RECEIVER IN THE NFL!

By Max Harper

AJ Brown gets bigtime props from Pro Football Focus:

SLANT ROUTES (MINIMUM 10 TARGETS)

  1. A.J. Brown, Eagles: 97.0
  2. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns: 93.7
  3. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills: 93.2

A.J. Brown has the combination of size (6-foot-1 and 226 pounds) and speed that allows him to slip through tackles with apparent ease. The Eagles used this to their advantage by featuring Brown on slant routes last year, and he was a nightmare to cover.

The fourth-year wideout saw 34 targets on slants last year — 10 more than any other player at the position — and he caught 26 of them for a position-leading 386 yards.

In all, 19 of his slant catches went for a first down, and he turned 10 into explosive gains of 15 or more yards. He finished the year averaging 7.72 yards per route run on slants, a full yard more than the next-closest wide receiver.

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