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DE Rob Ninkovich - New England Patriots

6-3, 251Born: 2-1-1984College: PurdueDrafted: Round 5

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Summary

As one of the longest tenured players on the Patriots defense, Ninkovich has been remarkably consistent despite often shifting between DE and OLB. He isn't a high end pass rusher, but he gives relentless effort and winds up ranked among the leaders in tackles at DE each year. Although there were some signs that he might be slowing down last year, he finished the year strong and will be relied on heavily once again after the offseason trade of Chandler Jones. He does better in balanced scoring systems but can likely be considered a high-end DE2 in most leagues. (May 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 18, 18, 21
DE Dynasty - 10, 10, 13
Overall Dynasty - 25, 30, 37

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 NE 16 42 49 8 2 2 0 0 0
2014 NE 16 44 17 8 0 1 1 2 1
2015 NE 16 33 19 6.5 1 1 0 6 0
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 36 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 16 41 * * * * * * *

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2016 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs Houston Texans
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Cleveland Browns
6vs Cincinnati Bengals
7@ Pittsburgh Steelers
8@ Buffalo Bills
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11@ San Francisco 49ers
12@ New York Jets
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ Denver Broncos
16vs New York Jets
17@ Miami Dolphins