Washington Redskins Inside the Numbers: Brandon Scherff

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LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 15: A Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 15, 2019, in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

In this edition of Inside the Numbers, with the Washington Redskins, we take a look at Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff.

As the season hopefully nears a starting point, we have begun taking a look at the Washington Redskins, and some of their players. Using Pro Football Focus’ in-depth analytics, we will continue to break down some of the key statistics.

 It is important to keep in mind that the use of analytics is a tool that can be very nuanced in certain situations. These articles will be an attempt to draw conclusions, using the most scientific means available. We will break down what we see on the field, as well as the numbers, to give a detailed analysis of each player

Last week we took a look inside the numbers of Redskins interior defensive lineman Matthew Ioannidis, in an article that can be found here. This week we take a look at three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff.

Scherff has become one of the faces of the Washington Redskins franchise.  His “road-grading,” blocking style has made Scherff a fan favorite in D.C.  Drafted in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2015 draft, he has quickly helped solidify the right side of the offensive line.

During his first three seasons, Scherff only missed two games due to injuries. During his last two years, however, he has missed 13, including half of the season in 2018. Even at half his best, Scherff is still considered one of the top guards in the NFL. He recently signed his franchise tag but has expressed a desire to stay in the Nation’s Capital, representing the Redskins, for the long haul. Let’s take a look at just how well he graded among the league’s offensive guards last season, by Pro Football Focus.

Pro Football Focus grades (minimum of 581 snaps)

Overall Grade – 75.0 (7th)
Pass Blocking -72.0 (25th)
Run Blocking -76.3 (5th)

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