Topic: NFLs Most Underrated 32 teams 32 players

NFLs Most Underrated 32 teams 32 players

There are so many players in the NFL who, for some reason or another, just don't get the attention they deserve -- which includes going to Pro Bowls. More NFL rankings That's why that game has become a joke in terms of evaluating a player's career. There are too many mi ses and there is too much popularity Los Angeles Chargers T Shirts involved. For evidence, check out my , headlined by the most overhyped player in the league, . One of the big Pro Bowl mi ses from 2015 is the player I think is the 's Most Underrated. He is nose tackle . A year ago, I picked him as his team's most-underrated player. But after an impre sive 16 games in 2015, where he played as well as any nose in the league, Williams shoots to the top overall honor. How he mi sed out on a Pro Bowl in 2015 is mystifying. At 6-foot-1, 335 pounds, he is a load inside against the run. It's tough for centers to move him in one-on-one situations and he helps free up the linebackers to run to the football. Williams, who came out of tiny Mi souri-Southern, is entering his fourth season and should be on the verge of getting more accolades. He doesn't get sacks, which hurts his chances to get noticed. He had just two last season, and has just 3.5 in his three seasons. That's not where his impact is made, even if he can push the pocket some. He does the dirty work, anchoring in against the run. He also had 53 tackles last season, which is a lot for a nose. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Williams might be the best nose tackle in the game. But you'd never know it by the attention that comes his way. So this is a start. Now here are the most-underrated players for all 32 teams. TB OLB #41 Now that he's made the move to linebacker in their scheme, he has developed into a nice player. He might have struggled in coverage as a safety, but he fits in their scheme as a linebacker. He can run and he gets to the football. ATL T #73 The Falcons have struggled to get consistent line play for much of 's tenure with the team, but Schraeder was a pleasant surprise last season. He's a tall tackle at 6-9, but does a nice job in pa s protection and has improved in the run game. Baltimore Ravens KC NT #98 He has emerged as one of the better run-stuffing defensive tackles in the league. But he's also capable of getting push from the middle in the pa sing game. Now entering his third season, this player from tiny Mi souri-Southern has become a big part of the Ravens defense. LV G #64 He came back after sitting out the 2014 season because of Bullygate to have one of his best seasons. He is a mauler in the run game who will fight to the whistle and beyond. Brandon Facyson Jersey The Bills were smart to bring him back. WAS G #68 , the other guard, gets a lot of attention and rightfully so. He is a heck of a player. But Norwell, in his second season as a starter in 2015, isn't far behind. He plays with a nasty streak. There is a play from last season against Seattle where he got three blocks on one long run. Carolina has to be thrilled with their guards. ATL NT #91 As a rookie in 2015, he had 4.5 sacks and did a nice job against the run. As he learns more tricks of the position, those numbers will go up. He really came on in the second half of his rookie season. DEN CB #24 Forget the antics. Forget all the talk. He might have Natrone Means Jersey had his best season in 2015. Maybe his swagger is what makes him so good. Jones, formerly known as Pacman, had an impre sive season in coverage in 2015. Not bad for a guy who turns 33 in September. DEN FS #21 While has struggled, this second-year player has impre sed as a slot corner. Although only 5-9, this undrafted player has done a nice job inside as the nickel corner. JAC SS #42 In a secondary that had a ton of injury i sues, Church was a consistent starter in 2015, getting 15 starts with a 117 tackles. The 28-year-old Church is never going to be great when asked to play the deep middle. But when he's near the line of scrimmage, he's a good player. He's the Cowboys leading tackler over the past three seasons. LV ILB #54 The Broncos signed him to a contract extension in the offseason for a reason. He is a perfect linebacker for today's style of game, a run-and-chase player who can cover but also can be an effective player in the run game. He doesn't get much attention on their star-studded defense, but he should. LAR QB #9 You would think he had a bad season in 2015 the way it's portrayed, but it was far from it. He tied for seventh in the league with 32 touchdown pa ses and threw for over 4,000 yards for the fifth straight season Jalen Guyton Jersey . He has averaged almost 29 touchdown pa ses per year in that time frame. He's better than his reputation. CIN DE #76 People are finally starting to notice his play, but not enough. He doesn't rack up big numbers in their scheme, getting 18 sacks in four seasons and four in 2015. But his game is much better than those sack numbers. He influences the quarterback and he is good against the run. HOU FS #29 This converted corner took over as the starter at free safety after was benched and led the team in interceptions with four. He has the range that is needed to play the middle of the field, continuing a league trend of converted corners moving inside. MIA DE #96 Colts general manager Ryan Grigson takes a lot of heat for mi sing on free agents, but he hit on Langford last season. After coming over from the , Langford played well for the Colts. He had seven sacks and did a good job in the run game. KC DT #98 As simply a run-stuffing nose, he doesn't get a lot of attention. But he was a big reason why the Jaguars were solid against the run last season. He commands the double inside. There is nothing glamorous about the way he plays, but Joshua Kelley Jersey he is a good run defender. CHI DE #95 He is a power player who is coming off his best season, which is why the team re-signed him as a free agent. He isn't going to wow you with his numbers, but he is good against the run and can push the pocket. Los Angeles Rams MIA DE #95 With now in New England, Hayes takes over as the full-time starter at left end. He has started 20 games the past two seasons, getting 9.5 sacks. Put on his tape against Seattle in Week 16 and you will see what he brings. He had three sacks that day and was impre sive in the run game. NO