Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

Dont'a Hightower

Position: OLB, MLB

Size: 6-2, 265 pounds

Draft: New England Patriots 2012 (Round: 1 / Pick: 25)

College: Alabama

Birthdate: 03/12/1990

Standard Stats

YearTeamPosGGSTotal TklTklAstSacksIntIntTDPDFFFRFumTDPenPenYd
2015NEMLB12126151103.500210025
2014NEMLB12128951386.0002100335
2013NEOLB16149755421.0003000115

Advanced Stats

YearTeamPosPlaysStopsDftsYd/PlayRankStop RateRankAdj Pct Tm TotalRankRun/Pass Ratio
2015NEMLB633274.43751%7310%571.7
2014NEMLB9059173.92366%2115%231.6
2013NEOLB984695.16347%7911%521.6

Advanced Stats vs Pass

All Pass PlaysReceptions Only
YearTeamPosPlaysStopsDftsYd/PlayRankStop RateRankPct TmTklStopsStop Rate
2015NEMLB231154.61948%405%17.05.029%
2014NEMLB3522134.72063%179%26.013.050%
2013NEOLB381576.54539%629%34.011.032%

Advanced Stats vs Run

YearTeamPosPlaysStopsDftsYd/PlayRankStop RateRankPct Tm
2015NEMLB402124.38053%8253%
2014NEMLB553743.45367%3867%
2013NEOLB603124.28052%8252%

Charting Stats

AdjustedNon-Adjusted
YearTeamPosHitsHurTgtsTgt%RankAvg DistYACRankSuc%RankPaYdRankSuc%PaYd
2015NEMLB39113.2%706.25.15450%516.03555%5.1
2014NEMLB714247.3%425.55.75164%66.02865%5.6
2013NEOLB411499.7%277.24.54355%276.53457%6.0

Penalties

YearTeamPosGGSPenPenYd
2015NEMLB121225
2014NEMLB1212335
2013NEOLB1614115

Similarity Scores

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1Mychal Kendricks2014884
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Most Similar Players for 2013-2014
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1Mychal Kendricks2013-2014844
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1Rey Maualuga2009-2011827
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(Donta Hightower)