You may have seen my post yesterday on Larry Fitzgerald (unsurprisingly) being one of the best wide receivers in the NFL at catching the ball. He has a drop rate of just 3.27% on catchable passes.
Not to be outdone, his teammate Todd Heap decided to get in on the action. Although Heap did not see as many snaps for the Cardinals last season as fans would have liked, he still remains one of the better players at his position over the past three years.
Pro Football Focus came through yet again with a detailed set of charts explaining who the biggest offenders and the biggest heroes in terms of being able to snag the football from the tight end position. Brandon Pettigrew, Jermaine Gresham and Kevin Boss were all pretty horrific. Each of them are sporting a drop percentage of over 11.
Then you have the guys that are outstanding at catching the ball. Jeremy Shockey, Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates all sports percentages that are under 5. None of them are quite on Fitzgerald's level, but they are still impressive nonetheless.
In sixth place among the tight ends lies Todd Heap. According to PFF, Heap has had 124 catchable balls thrown his way over the past three years and he has only dropped seven of them. That comes out to a drop percentage of roughly 5.6%, tying him with Heath Miller and Anthony Fasano.
Of course, none of this really matters for Heap if he can't stay on the field. So here's to hoping that he can have more snaps in 2012 and continue playing at a productive rate.