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By Jonathan Bales

Why Orlando Scandrick was more valuable than you think

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Playing the slot is difficult. Really difficult. Orlando Scandrick was playing it at a very high level in 2012. I took a look at Scandrick’s success.

Whereas Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne can utilize the sideline to their benefit, Scandrick doesn’t have that advantage in the slot. That’s one reason the completion percentage against slot cornerbacks is typically higher than that for those playing on the outside; cornerbacks with at least 100 snaps in the slot have yielded a 65.8 percent completion rate, compared to a league-wide overall completion percentage of 61.7 percent.

Although Scandrick has had his past struggles, he managed to allow just a 68.6 passer rating on passes thrown his way this year. Opposing quarterbacks completed only 51.3 percent of their passes against Scandrick, totaling 5.72 YPA and not a single touchdown.

Read the rest at Dallas Morning News.

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