Don't know how you can consider Odrick Underrated...
Every broadcast spot lighted him at one point in the game.
Every coach spoke praise of him last season.
The most memorable interviews out of the locker room were from him (with his ridiculous hair cuts)
I think every one and their mother knows that Odrick is a quality starter...
Not sure how that can be considered underrated...
Misi- always quiet from his spot on the D. And he is great in Run support. Not necessarily a great player.... but has been a stable starter for some time, follows through his assignments, and is way under the radar.
Grimes- Still never getting the respect. Easily a top 5 CB last year, and he isnt even in the conversation. Its all Peterson, Revis, Sherman, etc...... Even Cromartie gets more attention than Grimes in the media (and yes, Cromartie creates his own drama, but still)
Shelby- Theres a huge shadow he lives in, behind Wake, behind Mr #3 overall, and behind Vernon, to most outside the team he is an afterthought. Time to wake up, Miami has one of the best DE rotations in the NFL.
Hartline- Sorry, back-to-back 1000 yard seasons..... and only the 9th Dolphin to even reach that mark. Hypothetically speaking, that easily puts Hartline into the Convo about top 10 WRs on Dolphins all time list..... and for a team with a long fabled history.... Hartline doesnt get any love.... I know we've had the discussion over and over again.... but in terms of underrated, especially in light of the clipped article, Hartline should garner more respect amongst the journalists....
Fields- Easily a top 5 punter.... Yes, kickers get no love, but still..... NO ONE every mentions his name.... but you hear enough nonsense about the Pats punter on the circuits.... whats his name? Mesko?
I would say those players deserve mention in the underrated category...
As far as Overrated....
Jones- understanding that his role changed alot last year, and the production faded.... But how can you go from being one of the top young safeties in the NFL to an after thought in one season after getting a big contract... Not knocking him, but I never saw elite player from him.... I saw good. The Hype outweighed the expectation there.
Clay- Sorry. He's a good H-Back. Had a great year.... but at some point in the season, he became one of the ONLY options. T-Hill could not get the ball to Wallace to save his life. Hartline was double covered most of the season. And everyone else started getting hurt. Clay stepped up and did his part but if it werent for the Keller injury, the Gibson injury, the lack of a running game, and the lack of Chemistry with Wallace.... Clay would have been a 22 reception, 285 yards type of player that we would be swooning for some one else right now.
Pouncey- Allegedly a top 2 Center in the NFL.... but coming off one of the worst offensive line units in the Nfl, if not the worst. Overrated coming out of college, Absolute childish moron, I do not think i have to elaborate there... And at the end of the day, What has he really done? Is he talented? Yes... is he tough, sure, why not.... but ummmm.... not sure how you can get a pass based on talent after the embarrassment of last season in that group.
Daniel Thomas- Even where he is rated, its too high... DT is like the high school senior that is dating the coach's daughter. He gets playing time based on an insider's privelege. You know the team is better when he has his helmet off, under the bench, and his jersey doesnt even have a skid mark.... DT should have been sent back to the practice squad if possible, rather than wasting snaps that this O desperately needed. Even to call him a serviceable backup is a stretch in my mind, hence OVERRATED.
Matt Moore- Heard a couple of comments about Miami having the best Back up QB in the league... I find that ridiculously hard to believe. If Miami did, there were definitely situations where Moore could have been inserted to pick up the garbage. Fact is, he never did. His status as a well paid back up QB in this league is based on what? a stretch of 7 games where he played admirably on a below average team in clean up duty? No seriously, he was team mvp a few years ago. I get it.... i give that award out of default, the rest of the team sucked...... he got that honor based on no one else worthy of getting an award, not because he actually was valuable. Sure he's kept quiet, and been a good teammate, and a good little soldier. But he is 100% expendable..... and yet, there is a camp of people that could actually think that he would be a better option as a starter right now..... Do we need to bring back clips from his carolina days.... enough said