Donald Butler and the 5 Most Underrated Defensive Players in the NFL

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Donald Butler and the 5 Most Underrated Defensive Players in the NFL
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San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler is one of five criminally underrated defensive NFL players who receives nowhere near the recognition he deserves. 

While Butler and the players on this list are not household names like Troy Polamlu or Ray Lewis, they may have just as much of an impact on their respective teams. 

Some of the players who are unfortunate enough to make this list are simply playing for small-market teams or franchises that are not contending for anything significant. This lack of exposure has allowed these exceptionally talented defensive studs to fly under the radar. 

Let's spotlight these underrated defensive players who are quietly some of the NFL's best. 

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