Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde is on track to make the Pro Bowl for his efforts in the 2017 regular season. While his safety mate Jordan Poyer won't earn a bid to the All-Star game in Orlando, he's enjoyed an underrated, breakout campaign in Buffalo this year.
On the year, Poyer's 92.1 Pro Football Focus coverage grade is second among all safeties in the NFL and actually one spot ahead of Hyde (90.6).
Hyde earned PFF's top overall grade among safeties in Week 15. Poyer had the 16th-best coverage grade at the position for his performance against the Dolphins.
He made five tackles and three stops but missed two tackles, upping his season total to 14, the fourth-most among all safeties. However, Poyer is currently sixth at his position with 26 stops.
Hyde has been much more reliable against the run, which has led to his overall grade of 87.3 currently placing him in ninth at the position. Poyer's overall PFF grade is 85.4, good for 14th place.
Per PFF's system, he's defended six passes, the second-most among safeties. Combining his interceptions (3) and pass breakups (6), Poyer is tied with Hyde for second in impact plays made on the football in coverage from the safety spot.
The former Oregon State standout has allowed a passer rating of 50.2 on 33 throws in his coverage area. He's surrendered 22 receptions for 230 yards.
In Week 13 against the Patriots, Poyer allowed one catch for two yards on one target. His coverage grade for that game was 77.4, the 22nd-best among safeties that week. He made 10 total tackles (six solo) with three spots and missed one tackle.
(Stats and grades courtesy of Pro Football Focus)
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