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  • #16
    Originally posted by 49ersfan_87 View Post
    We have an overrated players thread, why not an underrated players thread..

    Michael Boley
    Ronnie Brown
    Paul Pozluzny
    Donte Whitner
    Jerricho Cotchery
    Matt Hasselbeck

    That's just off the top of my head...maybe i can think of some more later
    hard to accurately rate a guy who has barely played. However, i did like what i saw and think that he has a chance to do good things. But, as far as underrated, i think we're a little ahead of ourselves

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    • #17
      Ernie Simms is extremely underrated.

      Originally posted by Halsey
      I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.


      • #18
        Adrian Wilson,Thomas Howard,
        Derrick Morgan > All


        • #19
          I give kudos to those who have mentioned my boy Michael Boley. Now I will make a list of players I think are underrated, and notice that unlike most of you I will not have half of them being players on my favorite team.

          • Barrett Ruud - He was a standout on a largely ignored Bucs' defensive unit.
          • Brandon Marshall - The "baby TO" moniker couldn't be more accurate.
          • Kamerion Wimbley - The Browns need to help him out because he could be a stud.
          • Haloti Ngata - He is the best interior D-Lineman in the game
          • Keith Bulluck - How did he get snubbed again?
          Those are off the top of my head.


          • #20
            The most underated is Keith Bulluck. I'm not sure why he never even gets a mention when talking about top outside linebackers. He's consistantly held a high level of play throughout his career.

            Which leads me to Nick Barnett. Yes I'm throwing one homer pick in here, but he is very underated. He stepped in as the starting middle linebacker day one in his rookie year. He's been a key part of our defense and is always around the ball. How he has never made a probowl is puzzling to me.

            Keeping with the trend of linebackers Michael Boley is in the same situation as the two mentioned above, but with less experience. If he keeps up his production he's going to be a star some day.

            Nnamdi Asomugha is starting to get a lot of recognition around the forum, but to the common fan he's still pretty much an unkown for some reason.

            He gets overshadowed by the more vocal Chad Johnson, but TJ Houshmandzadeh has been very productive himself. He could be the number one option for quite a few teams in the NFL.


            • #21
              Jahri Evans.
              The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

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              • #22
                Kerry Rhodes and Adrian Wilson.


                • #23
                  how about my most overshadowed team?
                  chester taylor.
                  igor olshankey
                  ty warren
                  mike furrey
                  andre johnson (who's not necessarly overshadowed by anyone in his team, just by reliant stadium... but every single person on nfldc knows he's good. just no one sees him)
                  al haynesworth
                  robbie gould.

                  i still think justin tuck is underrated. e-gads.
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                  • #24
                    Keith Bulluck may get pro bowl snubbed systematically every season, but he is still considered by many to be a top player, so he isn't totally ignored. IMO I think he was even be a little overrated by some people these days - it used to be a travesty that he was ignored to the PB, but his play has started to slip these past two seasons and he is showing his age. Trusting the pro bowl system though, he'll end up being voted in when he's in his mid 30's and riding on the success of the D around him.

                    I think there are far more overrated players than underrated in the NFL - IMO, there's usually a pretty good reason why any given player may not be perceived as well as some say he should be. But there are a few exceptions - Angelo Crowell never seems to get much attention for his efforts. Mike Peterson on the Jags when healthy is a great MLB, but I think many would forget to include him in their top lists at the position - just seems to be one of those easy to forget players probably because of where he plays. Shaun Ellis IMO while maybe not top tier is another good player hardly talked about. Same goes for Cornelius Griffin on the Redskins. Andre Johnson I think isn't so much underrated as he is under appreciated for what he could be right now if he didn't start his career with Carr and the state of that team when he arrived.

                    And for the homer pick, LT Michael Roos. Jason Peters has been called 'underrated' so many times I think it no longer qualifies anymore, but Roos is every bit as good a pass blocker at LT and a pretty good run blocker too. Peters seems to attract most of the 'look at this young up and coming stud OT' attention and for good reason, but Roos' play has been high quality ever since his rookie 05 season at RT and then LT from 06 onwards, and he doesn't seem to get much attention for it.


                    • #25
                      ^I know Roos is a good tackle.
                      But I'm glad to see Peters get recognition. He came into the league as a UDFA TE, and now look what he has become. Many Bills fans knew he was good for a while, but the media started to take notice this year.

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                      • #26
                        Homer pick:

                        Joey Harrington


                        David Garrard - has received minimal credit for what was an unexpectedly impressive season.

                        (ok, i may have been joking about Harrington. I'll take Jon Babineaux.)
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                        • #27
                          Andre Johnson
                          and in my opinion Ogunleye


                          • #28
                            Yeah, homerism! Sean Jones.

                            And Andre Johnson.


                            • #29
                              Derrick Burgess and Keith Bulluck


                              • #30
                                I know some of them are already well-known, but I feel they don't get the credit they really desereve:

                                Darnell Dockett
                                Sean Jones
                                Robaire Smith
                                Jay Ratliff
                                Cory Redding
                                Junius Coston
                                Ryan Pickett
                                Charles Woodson
                                Andre Johnson
                                Fred Weary
                                Fred Bennett
                                Darrell Reid (ST)
                                Kelvin Hayden
                                Antoine Bethea
                                Vince Manuwai
                                Brian Williams
                                Donnie Edwards
                                Chris Liwienski
                                Vernon Carey
                                Yeremiah Bell
                                Ray Edwards
                                Kelley Washington (ST)
                                Vince Wilfork
                                Rich Seubert
                                Barry Coefield
                                Fred Robbins
                                Kawika Mitchell
                                James Butler
                                Darrelle Revis
                                Kerry Rhodes
                                Jamaal Jackson
                                Michael Johnson (ST)
                                Santonio Holmes
                                Bryant McFadden
                                Kassim Osgood (ST)
                                Brandon Manemaleuna
                                Darren Sproles
                                Sean Locklear
                                Deon Grant
                                O.J. Atogwe
                                Donald Penn
                                Jovan Haye
                                Jermaine Phillips
                                Tanard Jackson
                                Michael Roos
                                Chris Hope
                                Clinton Portis
                                Rocky McIntosh
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