*All data within Sportradar’s weekly Disruptors series was compiled by utilizing our sports intelligence tool, radar360. The tool allows us to easily compile reports that combine traditional stats like sacks with subjective stats like knock downs and hurries to produce a total pressures metric. This metric allows us to provide analysis on which players and teams are the most disruptive each week.
The Detroit Lions’ Kerry Hyder was the most disruptive defender for the final week of the NFL season. Hyder was unable to bring down the Aaron Rodgers for a sack, but he did cause 6 hurried passes and 1 knock down.
For the season, Brandon Graham of the Eagles caused the most headaches for opposing offenses with 65 total pressures and an average of just over 4 per game. While Graham ended the season with only 5.5 sacks, he was able to affect the game by hurrying quarterbacks 42 times.
Players with 5 or More Disruptions in Week 16
Top 10 Disruptors for the 2016 Season
Top 5 Rookie Disruptors
Total Pressures by Team