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Week 1 Pro Football Focus insights: Jermey Parnell, D.J. Hayden stand out

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Football Focus is charting everything when it comes to the 2018 NFL regular season and that includes the Week 1 season opener between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants.

So who was the cream of the crop on Sunday? Let’s check in with Pro Football Focus:


  • The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line ranked second in Week 1 with a pass blocking efficiency rating of 97.2. On 36 passing snaps the offensive line allowed just two total pressures.
  • It was offensive tackle Jermey Parnell who was the star of the unit achieving a pass block grade of 83.6 which ranked fourth among tackles in Week 1. He did not allow a single pressure on his 36 pass blocking snaps.


  • Free agent signing D.J. Hayden was on lock in coverage on Sunday versus the Giants. His 90.3 coverage grade was the second highest by a corner in Week 1. Hayden saw 24 snaps in slot coverage only allowing a passer rating of 77.1 in those snaps.
  • The key match up heading into this game was Jalen Ramsey versus Odell Beckham Jr and it was Beckham who got the better on this occasion. Ramsey earned a coverage grade of 52.4 when covering Beckham, allowing five of the seven targets to be completed for 75 yards.

Who else stood out to you from the preseason finale? Let us know in the comments below!