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CFL Standouts: Dru Brown and Julian Howsare Lead Week 21 with Stellar Grades

Pro Football Focus (PFF) has made its weekly announcement for the CFL Honour Roll, spotlighting the standout players in Week 21. PFF uses an in-depth analysis technique that evaluates more than 200 data points per player to produce a numeric grade, providing a detailed assessment of a player’s performance in their respective roles.

Week 21 Offense Highlight: Dru Brown, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • PFF Grade: 90.2
  • Game Stats: WPG 36 – CGY 13
  • Key Performance Metrics:
    • Completed 13 of 17 passes, with a completion rate of 76.5%
    • Logged 39 out of 69 total offensive snaps for Winnipeg
    • Accumulated 278 passing yards with two touchdowns
    • Threw three 30+ yard passes, one being a 68-yard touchdown to Rasheed Bailey in the third quarter
    • Efficiency rating of 158.3
    • Second inclusion in the Honour Roll (Previous: Week 10)

Week 21 Defense Highlight: Julian Howsare, Calgary Stampeders

  • PFF Grade: 91.4
  • Game Stats: WPG 36 – CGY 13
  • Key Performance Metrics:
    • Took part in 40 defensive snaps
    • Recorded four tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble
    • Set a new career-high with 44 defensive tackles this season
    • Earned a 90.8 grade on 17 pass-rush snaps
    • Second inclusion in the Honour Roll (Previous: Week 2)

Week 21 Top Offensive Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • PFF Unit Grade: 82.4
  • Top-3 Performers:
    • Asotui Eli: 80.1
    • Geoff Gray: 79.8
    • Jermarcus Hardrick: 73.6

Notable Players from All-Week 21 Team

  • RB: Dedrick Mills, Calgary Stampeders | 77.8
  • REC: Rasheed Bailey, Winnipeg Blue Bombers | 81.1
  • LB: Brian Cole, Winnipeg Blue Bombers | 91.4
  • DB: Mason Pierce, Toronto Argonauts | 91.0
  • K/P: Sergio Castillo, Winnipeg Blue Bombers | 85.6
  • ST: Thomas Costigan, Toronto Argonauts | 91.3

2023’s Top Performances So Far

  • 94.0: Zach Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Week 14
  • 93.4: Chad Kelly, Toronto Argonauts, Week 6
  • 92.9: Marc-Antoine Dequoy, Montreal Alouettes, Week 12

For those interested in the nitty-gritty of PFF’s grading methodology, more information can be found at PFF’s official site.

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