Originally written on Inside the Bills  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets is tackled by Ashlee Palmer #59 and Jairus Byrd #31 of the Buffalo Bills at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on October 18, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Jairus Byrd very quietly had a very productive 2011 season. The film reviewers and stat crunchers at Pro Football Focus however, took notice. Byrd was awarded 2nd Team All-Pro honors by PFF at the free safety position and by their count he was an eyelash from being 1st team. Here’s what they wrote. Free Safety: Eric Weddle, San Diego ChargersSecond Team: Jairus Byrd, Buffalo BillsSo close between the first and second team players that tossing a coin was thrown about as a way of splitting them. In the end Weddle’s superior interception count worked in his favor, with the two comparable in almost every way. The development of Byrd has been phenomenal. Overrated rookie, to underrated star safety. He should be proud of his transformation.
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