3 signs Roquan Smith was obvious Pro Bowl snub
2. Coverage Stats
49ers fans are screaming that Warner does not get the tackles for loss or sacks, but he gets the coverage plays. However, Smith has good numbers when stacked up against his peers.
In average depth of the target, Smith is the lowest of the group. Teams do not test him downfield, as his ADOT is 2.7 yards, per PFF. The other four all sit between 4.2 and 4.7, showing the respect Smith gets.
Despite that, he is second to Fred Warner in forced incompletions. That is with Smith being targeted a full two yards closer to the line on average. Warner also ranks first in snaps per reception, but Smith ranks third in this group.
However, when Warner is targeted, he is allowing a 115 passer rating, while Smith is at 85.6. Only Micah Parsons has been better in coverage, but Smith has over double the amount of coverage snaps as Parsons.
Warner is up and down as he is not targeted in coverage, but he has not been shut down when tested this year. Beyond that, Devin White is worse in coverage across the board than Roquan Smith.