Ju'Wuan James vs Jordan Mills.
Barry Jackson wrote:
If you polled NFL evaluators, it’s safe to assume that most or all would take Ja’Wuan James (who signed a four-year, $52 million with Denver) over Jordan Mills, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal to replace James at right tackle for the Dolphins this season.
But if both players’ stats for 2018 can be used as a gauge, then the move from James to Mills won’t be a step down in pass protection.
James allowed seven games on 491 pass blocking opportunities last season, according to Pro Football Focus. Conversely, Mills relinquished five on 606 pass blocking snaps. Advantage Mills.
Mills allowed more pressures (35) than James (26). But James allowed more pressures-per-pass blocking snap than Mills. Again, advantage Mills.
Where James had the big edge over Mills last season was in run blocking. PFF ranked James the 14th best run blocker among 85 qualifying tackles with a 69.1 grade. Mills was 77th at 47.7. Dolphins starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil, incidentally, was 37th at 62.3.
Mills actually was considered a better run blocker than pass blocker during his first two NFL seasons with Chicago, according to PFF. But that changed during his four years as a starter in Buffalo.
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