2012 NFL Free Agents: 5 Who Will Be Overpaid, 5 Who Will Be Underpaid

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2012 NFL Free Agents: 5 Who Will Be Overpaid, 5 Who Will Be Underpaid
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NFL free agency is one of my favorite times of the year. It's like Christmas, my birthday, Thanksgiving and graduation rolled up into one gigantic ball of happiness. Some may say I have a problem—I just say I'm a fan.

With a strong offseason, teams can turn their fortunes, become playoff contenders or lay the foundation for a run at the Super Bowl.

As with every offseason, some people get paid the big bucks, while others are left on the inside of the money train looking in.

Some very good players just miss scoring a payday. There is only so much money to go around, so this is inevitable every offseason. There are a variety of reasons people miss getting paid well, but there is a variety of reasons players get the big bucks and occasionally get overpaid.

In this article, I will look at the top five players I think will be overpaid and the top five players I think who will be underpaid.

I will also be using a contract received from another player at the individual's position last offseason to compare it to a contract I think he may receive.

In addition, I will list rumored locations for the individual I am discussing. As it is so early in the offseason process, take these locations as very speculative. 

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