Best and worst preseason players over Saints

Best and worst preseason players over Saints

The Green Bay Packers took the lead on a touchdown pass from Jordan Love to Romeo Doubs and then beat the New Orleans Saints 20-10 on Friday night on a 51-yard touchdown from quarterback Danny Etling. Results at this time of year don’t matter. The process yes, especially for players fighting for spots in the squad.

Based on Pro Football Focus scores, here are the best and worst performances from the Packers’ pre-season win over the Saints:

top 5 offenses

1. AT Zach Tom: 84.5
2. QB Jordan Love: 82.6
3. TE Cinnamon Salt: 82.6
4. TE Nate Becker: 80.6
5. QB Danny Etling: 78.6

For the second week in a row, Tom placed in the top five ratings among offensive players. After finishing second last week, he is in first place coming out of this game. Tom played 40 snaps at right tackle and didn’t give in to the pressure. Love had three “big shots” but was again injured by four takedowns. He received an elite note from clean pockets. More about him here. Cannella (five snaps, one catch for 13 yards) and Becker (nine snaps, excellent blocking level) made the most of their limited snaps, while Etling had a big boost from his 51-yard touchdown.

5 best defenses

1. OLB Ladarius Hamitlon: 87.5
2. S Micah Abernathy: 82.9
3. CB Kiondre Thomas: 82.5
4. Cruz S De’Vante: 74.7
5. LB Quay Walker: 71.5

Hamilton had the team’s best race defense score (one stop) and second best passing race score (two presses). Abernathy produced two splash plays (interception, tackle to loss) and was excellent in coverage. Thomas didn’t give up a catch on four targets and had two stoppages in the running game. Cross made a stop in the passing game and was strong in coverage. Although Isaiah McDuffie produced four stops, the team’s record, Walker scored higher because he was better against running and in coverage.

5 lesser offenses

1. ET Tyler Davis: 25.2
2. TE Alize Mack: 39.9
3. G Sean Rhyan: 42.2
4. WR Samori Touré: 44.6
5. RB Dexter Williams: 46.5

Davis finishes at the bottom of the overall note in offense for the second week in a row. He had a turnover-causing fumble and a penalty, and received terrible marks as a blocker on 24 snaps. Rhyan was hampered by a poor pass-blocking grade, and Toure’s big drop killed his overall grade.

Lower Defense 5

1. DL Jonathan Ford: 26.8
2. DL Devonte Wyatt: 29.7
3. LB Ray Wilborn: 46.2
4. LB Ty Summers: 46.8
5. OLB Type Galeai: 49.3

Ford played two very poorly ranked games this preseason. His running defense rating was poor at 29 snaps. Tough start for Wyatt, the Packers’ second pick in the first round. He played 26 snaps and did nothing but record a single tackle. Wilborn tackled well and did well in coverage, but was greatly hindered by his work on the run game. Summers missed a tackle. Galeai had three pressures but was losing coverage on the Saints’ touchdown and struggled against the run.


Jordan Love: 82.6
Danny Etling: 78.8

Love was excellent on 27+ dropbacks, especially from clean pockets. Four takedowns robbed him of about 75 yards. He played on time, shot decisively, and didn’t have a turnover-worthy play. In play-action, Love completed four of six passes for 52 yards and produced an elite note. Etling played just one pass, but earned a strong rating due to his running production (51-yard touchdown).

special teams

Kabion Ento, who played 11 snaps, earned top marks from the special teams. Tipa Galeai and Shawn Davis missed tackles covering kicks, and Kingsley Enagbare got a penalty. Ramiz Ahmed earned a high grade after scoring field goals and extra points.


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Story originally appeared on Packers Wire

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