These 2021 NFL free agents may appear tantalizing on paper, but when you dig a bit deeper, their resumes aren’t all that impressive.
Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Rams
A disappointment for the Bears after being taken with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Floyd went to the Rams in 2020 and took advantage of the fresh start as he posted 10.5 sacks.
Despite the leap in sacks, Floyd still shouldn’t be seen as a premier pass rusher. His pressure rate of 9.1% was below the positional average of 9.7%. He only ranked 27th at the position in pressures (45) despite getting the ninth-most attempts at rushing the quarterback (494).
Younghoe Koo, K, Falcons
Koo connected on 94.9% of his field goals in 2020, ranking fifth-best out of 33 qualifiers. For his career, Koo has split the uprights on 88.7% of his tries, the fourth-best career average out of 43 active qualifiers.
The red flag with Koo is his performance in the outdoors. For his career, Koo has made 45-of-48 field goals (93.8%) when playing in an indoor stadium but only 18-of-23 field goals (78.3%) when playing in an outdoor stadium. This is a huge concern for any non-dome team (like the New York Jets) that is thinking about cashing out on Koo to upgrade their kicker spot.