PFF’s Secret Superstar: Jeremy Kerley

As we mentioned the other day, the guys over at PFF have been running their annual “Secret Superstar” series, where they use data from last year to identify an under-the-radar performer who could star for each team next season. The Jets’ article is now up on their site and features this year’s choice, Jeremy. Gonzalo Estradé writes:

[For] the second year in a row, Kerley was forced to change his role when [Santonio] Holmes was injured in Week 4. He had to take over some of Holmes’ snaps on the outside while also continuing as the starting slot receiver. In the first four games Kerley played 86% of his snaps in the slot, from Week 5 that percentage fell to 56%.

Like in 2011, Kerley took advantage of that unexpected turn of events. His slot performance improved in almost every category — he ranked 12th in Catch Rate, fourth in Yards per Route Run (1.97) and fifth in Drop Rate (2 drops on 67 targets). He was also very impressive in the deep passing game where he ranked first in Catch Rate (at least 25% deep targets) by catching 10 of 15 passes with no drops and over 30 yards per reception. Kerley looked like the best skill player on the roster, and he will be asked to keep that level for the next season.

Well done to those of you who correctly predicted this.

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