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OJ Atogwe Could Contribute As A Blitzer In Eagles D

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EARTH CITY MO - JULY 31: Oshiomogho Atogwe #21 of the St. Louis Rams warms up during training camp at the Russell Athletic Training Facility on July 31 2010 in Earth City Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
EARTH CITY MO - JULY 31: Oshiomogho Atogwe #21 of the St. Louis Rams warms up during training camp at the Russell Athletic Training Facility on July 31 2010 in Earth City Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Pro Football Focus has been unleashing a torrent of stats this week. On Wednesday we looked at Jason Babin's pass rush productivity, who along with Trent Cole, is one of the most productive pass rushing DEs in the NFL.

But there is one more Eagle who happens to be very efficient at creating pressure. He just so happens to be the newest Eagle.

PFF compiled their pass rushing productivity stats for defensive backs and OJ Atogwe turned out to be the 3rd most productive blitzing safety in the NFL over the past three seasons. He's blitzed 105 times and recorded 19 sacks, hits & hurries.

Those 19 are the 2nd highest total in the NFL over that span, behind only Roman Harper, who recorded a stunning 43 (he also blitzes more than almost any safety in the league). Given that the Eagles loved to use Brian Dawkins and Quintin Mikell as blitzers, I would not be surprised to see that revived with Atogwe in town.

While Atogwe's addition does make the Eagles secondary better blitzers, there is one guy who has dragged the group down in that department. Joselio Hanson. In 83 blitzes, PFF credited Hanson with just 2 sacks/hits/hurries. That's the least productive rate in the league.