Originally Posted by infantrycak
Nothing homerish about it. Most of Byrd's picks have had almost nothing to do with his talent. He didn't analyze the play and put himself in the right place, he just happened to be where somebody tipped the ball to. If he was jumping balls and making real picks then yes I would be impressed and include him in the conversation. As it is, I think it is ridiculous to even consider him based on a single empty stat.
The guy is a rookie who is ALWAYS in the right place. With time I could see him be a shut down corner. You do not get "lucky" 7 times in 4 games. Some of that is skill.
He has 9 pass deflections. If he was just catching tipped balls he would not be in on that many plays. Plus he did not even start the first few games. The guy is a baller.
He also is only the second player in the NFL to have 2 INTs in 3 consecutive games.