Second-year defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is arguably the most underrated defender in the NFL.
It is not hard to understand why Wilkerson is so unrecognized. He plays defensive end in a 3-4 defense, perhaps the least noticed position in the NFL (outside of special teams).
Moreover, despite his production, the Jets are 4-7 and probably not going to make the playoffs.
Nevertheless, Wilkerson's individual play has been a revelation. With Darrelle Revis injured for the year, Wilkerson has stepped into the role of best player on the team.
He is the second-rated 3-4 defensive end in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus, behind J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
Wilkerson is especially underrated as a pass-rusher. He is sixth out of 3-4 ends in the league with 16 quarterback hurries, though he is rarely mentioned as one the premier pass-rushers.
Don't worry, Mo. Your time is gonna come.