Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


Fred Warner earns top PFF grade in 49ers’ win over Packers

Nov 25, 2019 at 3:50 PM--


Fred Warner's performance against the Green Bay Packers impressed the folks over at Pro Football Focus. The San Francisco 49ers' second-year linebacker earned the game's highest grade (92.9, a career-high) from the analytics site, and he was one of three Niners to land on PFF's Team of the Week.

Safety Jimmie Ward, the game's second-highest graded player, and tight end George Kittle, the highest-graded offensive player, were the other two 49ers to make the team.

"Warner played at a different speed than everyone on the football field Sunday night," wrote the PFF analytics team. "Not only did he lead all off-ball linebackers in overall grade in Week 12, but he led all defensive players, as well. Warner earned a 92.9 overall grade against Green Bay, recording three total pressures and nine defensive stops in the process."

Warner's impact on the game was very noticeable, even to non-analytics experts.

"Fred has been unbelievable all year," head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Sunday night. "Today, [...] every time I looked up, he was making plays. Going sideline to sideline being able to make some big hits and not get penalties while doing it.

"And, what he does just from getting us in the right call standpoint, he's unbelievable. We've got a bunch of checks, mix our scheme up a lot, and Fred doesn't make a mistake all game."

Below are the five highest-graded 49ers players on offense against the Packers.

  • George Kittle, TE (90.8)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (78.1)
  • Mike McGlinchey, RT (75.7)
  • Daniel Brunskill, LT (72.9)
  • Weston Richburg, C (72.3)

Below are the five highest-graded 49ers players on defense.

  • Fred Warner, LB (92.9)
  • Jimmie Ward, FS (91.4)
  • Nick Bosa, DE (83.0)
  • Elijah Lee, LB (74.7)
  • Arik Armstead, DE (74.7)





More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers LB Fred Warner makes NFL Top 100 Players debut, ranks No. 70 on the 2020 list

By David Bonilla
Jul 27, 2020

NFL Network is unveiling its NFL Top 100 Players of 2020 list. The San Francisco 49ers were not represented during Sunday's airing of the show, which revealed No. 71 through No. 100. The team, however, was represented on Monday, as the network announced No. 41 through No. 70. Linebacker Fred Warner is the lowest-ranked 49ers player on the list, and the first San Francisco player revealed. He comes in at No. 70 in his first year being named to the NFL Top 100 Players. Checking in at 70 on the

Read the Full Article


Richard Sherman, K'Waun Williams help 49ers secondary earn top-10 ranking from PFF

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

Pro Football Focus continues its position-by-position rankings and has landed on NFL secondaries. Where does the San Francisco 49ers unit fall? It rounds out a top 10, which is understandably headlined by the Baltimore Ravens. Analyst Steve Palazzolo gives some credit for the 49ers defense's turnaround last season to veteran cornerback Richard Sherman returning to form. Pro Football Focus lists him as the highest-graded cornerback from last season. Of course, age could start to play a factor. The 10-year veteran is 32 years old. "Though he had a tough Super Bowl, Sherman allowed just 227 receiving yards in the regular season — and he

Read the Full Article


49ers had a third-round grade on George Kittle but gambled in 2017 draft, says Adam Peters

By David Bonilla
Jul 23, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers loved George Kittle as the Iowa tight end entered the 2017 NFL Draft. Did they know he would eventually become one of the best to play the position? Probably not. Did they view him as a fifth-round pick? No. If NFL teams redid that draft, there is no way Kittle would last beyond the first few selections. Back in 2017, San Francisco wasn't even sure he would make it to the fifth round. The team had a higher grade on Kittle but gambled by waiting to select the player who would eventually become one of the most entertaining young stars in the game. "I remember scouting George Kittle at Iowa when I was with the Broncos, at the time," 49ers VP of player personnel Adam Peters

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone