The players on this list are much like a good marinade on the perfect steak.
They are overlooked, under-appreciated and sometimes lost in the shadows of greater talent and expectations.
Or maybe I'm just hungry.
Whatever the case, the guys who made this list all have earned the right to claim "underrated" status, even as overused and cliche as the term may be.
While others toil under lofty expectations and with plenty of hype and exposure, expect these guys to get it done without all the noise.