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We have an overrated players thread, why not an underrated players thread..
Ronnie Brown Paul Pozluzny
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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Originally posted by dRaFtDoRk
You can't be a good corner if no one throws your way. Thats my way of seeing it.
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
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.
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.''
“We know that no matter the adversity, be it the lockout, be it the suspension or be it a hurricane, our men will pull together and defend the honor of this city. We’ve shown we’ve been able to do that.” - Jabari Greer
how about my most overshadowed team?
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)
i still think justin tuck is underrated. e-gads.
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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.
^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.
Originally Posted by scottyboy
my lord...I cannot imagine such a world where I can mention Raymell Rice's thighs around a girl and not be the only one sexually aroused
But for everyone reading this in Buffalo and Cleveland and everywhere else, take solace in the following: As crazy as it sounds, you're lucky. Your Mount Everest experience is still ahead of you. It's waiting, and it's glorious.- Bill Simmons
I know some of them are already well-known, but I feel they don't get the credit they really desereve:
Darrell Reid (ST)
Kelley Washington (ST)
Michael Johnson (ST)
Kassim Osgood (ST)