Overrated: CB Janoris Jenkins
Janoris Jenkins may someday be the best cornerback in the NFL, but he's not there yet. For now, he's not even the best cornerback on his team, but don't tell fans that.
Jenkins had a great rookie season in terms of turnovers and big plays, but he has a ways to go in his every-play production as a cover man. He can do better in limiting receptions, eliminating targets and playing better overall coverage. Until he learns the intricacies of the position, Jenkins is a potential player.
In time, Jenkins could be very good, but the jump to crown him as a top cornerback was too hasty after one strong season.
Underrated: QB Sam Bradford
The NFL universe is quick to write off or criticize Sam Bradford as a former No. 1 overall pick who hasn't produced staggering results yet. Those people would be wise to look at the support he has had so far.
In three seasons, Bradford has been sacked 105 times playing behind a patchwork line that was never a cohesive group. When the offensive line was good, there was the issue of talented wide receivers to throw to. Bradford's best receiver over the last three years was the oft-injured slot receiver Danny Amendola, never an outside presence who could stretch the field.
To make matters worse, Bradford's three seasons saw three different offensive coordinators—Pat Shurmur, Josh McDaniels and Brian Schottenheimer. In his fourth season, Bradford will have continuity at the offensive coordinator spot, a legitimate left tackle in Jake Long and a receiving corps with the talent to match his arm.