Pratt excelled in coverage, with a PFF grade of 90.9. He only allowed two receptions for seven yards and had a near interception.
Also!!!!— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) December 22, 2020
Germaine Pratt with a career game and a grade of 90.3
25 coverage snaps and a grade of 90.9 in coverage.
3 Defensive Stops
2 catches allowed for 7 yards
The second-year linebacker showed a national audience precisely why the Bengals drafted him out of NC State. But while this was perhaps his biggest game, it was part of a trend and not complete unexpected.
Pratt has been the best linebacker in the entire NFL over the last four weeks in coverage, allowing only 11 yards total.
Keeping with the last month or so...— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) December 22, 2020
Germaine Pratt has the HIGHEST coverage grade of all linebackers through the last 4 weeks with a 90.9 -- next LB has an 84.6 grade.
Pratt has played 72 coverage snaps, has allowed 6 catches for a grand total of ELEVEN (11) yards.
While that is impressive, it only made him the eighteenth highest-graded linebacker on account of his low grade against the run (37.4). Next year, the team can only hope that Pratt develops that element of his game to become a complete linebacker.
We talked about the defense’s big-time showing against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in the video below:
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