A statistic in football that measures the rate at which a receiver drops the ball compared to the number of times they are targeted with a pass. Drop percentage gives an indication to how often a receiver fails to catch a pass that otherwise should have been catchable, which can indicate how effective a receiver is at making catches. The lower the drop percentage the better for receivers.
Formula: Drop % = drops / targets
Dropped passes are calculated somewhat subjectively but in general are passes that end up being incomplete but should have been easily caught by the receiver under normal circumstances. Typically, these are the clear misses such as when a receiver is wide open and the ball is caught in his hands but he is unable to maintain control.