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There are many ways, but none are as truly transcendent

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    Previously on Number Mill: Cam Meredith | Markus Wheaton / DVOA | Dontrelle Inman | Chiefs Offense | FA Receivers 1 | FA Receivers 2 | FA Edge Rushers / SAQ | Trubisky’s rookie performance / Odds Ratios | HeatvantageThere are many ways of measuring a pass rusher’s production Pat O'Donnell Jersey , from total sacks, to total pressures, to combined units such as Pro Football Focus’ PRP (Pass rush productivity).or narrowly-revered as the Sack Attack Quotient (SAQ), developed by myself last off-season in an effort to sort through the dregs of free agent past rushers.For those that missed it, the SAQ is a combined unit which weighs a player’s sacks, hurries, and hits based on their relative value on affecting a football game. The SAQ is reported as sack equivalents per 100 pass rush attempts, treating a hit as .25 sack equivalents and a hurry as .1 sack equivalents. Unfortunately, I must keep secret the number of sack equivalents a sack is worth to protect my proprietary formula.Having arguably the best pass rusher in football on the Bears, I’ve been eager to take a look at how Khalil Mack performs according to my precious SAQ metric. The difficulty in calculating the sack is that it requires knowing how many of a player’s snaps are actual pass rush attempts—data which is not readily available. I’ve recently gotten my paws on pass rush attempt numbers during Khalil Mack’s career courtesy of PFF , so let’s dig in!2018 SAQ Leaders (data through week 12)Top 100 SAQ leaders for 2018 weeks 1 through 12. Minimum 100 pass rush attempts. Ok. What in the cheese-mold depths of the nine yellow and gold hells happened here? Clearly, in sample sizes under 150 pass rush attempts, this metric is vulnerable to spurious results. I need a do-over.2018 SAQ Leaders (with at least 150 pass rush attempts)Top SAQ leaders 2018 weeks 1 through 12. Minimum 150 pass rush attempts. Ok. At least this is not painful to look at. It’s also not as pleasing as I’d hoped. Khalil Mack sits all the way down at 18th in terms of SAQ this year. And remember, this is a per rush attempt metric, so missing games doesn’t hurt him. Playing hurt, however, certainly did hurt him. SAQ is a measure of production and not talent. Most importantly, it doesn’t account for the way teams game-plan against Mack. It doesn’t account for double teams, triple teams, fast-pass play-calling, or quarterbacks rolling away from Mack’s direction every drop back out of subconscious primal fear.What is encouraging is seeing five Bears in the top 100 (4 once I dropped out the low sample size Bilal Nichols). On average Womens Tom Waddle Jersey , each team should have three on this list, and the high amount of Navy and Orange representation confirms what we already know: the Bears pass rush is good.I still am not happy with Khalil Mack being 18th on my list. Not so much because it makes him look bad, but because I’m afraid it makes my metric look bad. In an attempt to salvage the SAQs reputation, I went back for the past 4 years and collected cumulative stats for all players with top 100 SAQ ratings in each of those 4 years. I set those criteria because consistency and availability are both highly valuable traits that our big beautiful Bear specializes in.Perhaps the most concerning thing on this table is staring at us right at the top. This Sunday night, rookie James Daniel and replacement Bryan Witzmann are scheduled to face Aaron Donald, the man with the most productive pass-rushing season this year. I’ve known Donald was having a good season, and I’ve seen a few Rams games, but seeing these numbers confirms that Donald is having the best pass-rushing season by an interior lineman of all time. Donald is getting as much attention from offensive coordinators as Mack and still producing at a record-breaking level.Dammit. I want that man in a Bear costume. And a navy uniform.4-year SAQ rating for all players with a top 100 SAQ finish in each of the last 4 yearsAll players who ranked in the top 100 SAQ every year 2015-2018. Minimum 100 pass rush attempts yearly. Aside from Mario Addison poking his underrated nose in and making me look bad, this table reads closer to what I expected to see. Von Miller is allowed to be ahead of Mack because he’s aging out anyway and he’s benefited from elite talent across from him in Demarcus Ware and Bradley Chubb. And Aaron Donald is allowed to be ahead of Mack because I’m coming to believe he’s the best player in the NFL.Also, haayyyyy Akiem. I see you staying all consistent and available down there too.SAQ is a measure of production. Production doesn’t always accurately represent talent. Perhaps the fact that Khalil Mack doesn’t have top production is actually a sign that he’s better than everyone—it reflects just how far opponents go out of their way to limit his production. Either way, Khalil Mack is one of the most consistently productive pass rushers in the league Sam Acho Jersey , and Aaron Donald is terrifying. The Falcons officially added 16 undrafted free agents"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Atlanta Falcons announce undrafted free agent signingsNew,75commentsThe Falcons officially added 16 undrafted free agentsEDTShareTweetShareShareAtlanta Falcons announce undrafted free agent signingsThe 2019 NFL Draft is now in the books, but for those not selected, the dream doesn’t end. We have been sharing the signings since the draft ended, but we now have an official list of 16 undrafted free agents.The Atlanta Falcons are adding the following players:CB Jayson Stanley, GeorgiaFS Parker Baldwin, San Diego StateWR Shawn Bane, Northwest MissouriLB Yurik Bethune, Alabama A&MOT Lanard Bonner, Arkansas StateCB Rashard Causey, Central FloridaLB Tre’ Crawford , Alabama-BirminghamOT Devon Johnson, Ferris StateWR Kahlil Lewis, CincinnatiLB Durrant Miles, Boise StateC Chandler Miller, TulsaLB Del’Shawn Phillips, IllinoisOT Jaelin Robinson, TempleLS Kyle Vasey, Penn StateWR CJ Worton, Florida InternationalWR Olamide Zaccheaus, VirginiaThat’s right folks, one UGA player! Georgia fans will be VERY excited.If you think the list doesn’t matter Womens Danny Trevathan Jersey , and that none of them will make the final roster, you may be correct. But under Dan Quinn, it’s possible that a couple guys could make the roster, and even contribute, like Brian Poole. Our way-too-early roster projections suggest one or two undrafted players can make the final roster, with a lot more filling out the practice squad. Of note is Chandler Miller who may stick around just because the Falcons have no depth behind Alex Mack. The Falcons could have space for a linebacker to provide better depth behind the starters. UGA’s Stanley, however, will need to have a strong camp to battle through the crowded corner depth chart.It won’t be until training camp until we know which players start shining and demanding consideration to make the final 53.