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NFL Draft 2012: Kendall Wright and Most Underrated Offensive Talents

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Cornelius Douglas #2 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Luis BatlleContributor IApril 16, 2012

As much hype as there is around players like Stanford phenom Andrew Luck and Heisman winner Robert Griffin III, there are others who could make just as much impact next season, but who are getting no recognition.

Take WR Kendall Wright, for example. He is projected as a late first-round pick, despite the fact his skills sets prove he is undoubtedly worthy of a Top-15 selection.

Here are the three of the most underrated offensive talents, including Wright, as we inch closer to the first pick of the 2012 NFL draft. 

 

Mike Adams, Ohio State, OT

As a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Adams is an offensive tackle who has helped his team to have an especially solid last couple of seasons on offense.

His play goes heavily underrated in this year's draft, as it seems that Matt Kalil, Jonathan Martin and Cordy Glenn are getting the greater helping of attention heading into the draft.

Adams, projected by many as a late first-round pick, could well climb into the Top 15 if more teams consider taking offensive linemen in the first round. 

 

Kendall Wright, Baylor, WR

Playing on the same team as RG3 makes it especially difficult to get much recognition, as has shown to be the case with Wright this offseason.

Last season, Wright had a whopping 1663 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Talk about some impressive figures.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 15: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears looks on during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 15, 2011 in College Station, Texas. The Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Baylor Bears 55-28. (Photo by Sarah
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Wright comes in at 5'10'', and his height continues to be an issue. However, make no mistake about it, he's as good as they come—pound for pound—at his position in the class. 

 

Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, QB

He may be 29 years of age, but this QB can play the game of football.

It is a risk for any team to jump on Weeden in this draft, yet there is no question whatsoever that this is a talent that can step in immediately and make noise for a football team.

While a team like Miami is likely to go with Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, there is every reason to believe Weeden makes the stronger NFL player.

Last season, Weeden dominated the competition, throwing for a jaw-dropping 4727 yards and 37 touchdowns on the season. Make no mistake about it, with these kind of numbers, Weeden is easily the most underrated offensive talent in this 2012 NFL draft class.

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