Ranking the Most Under-the-Radar Skills in the NFL

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Ranking the Most Under-the-Radar Skills in the NFL
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J.J. Watt made one of the NFL's most under-the-radar skills more relevant in 2012. His aptitude for batting down passes was a major boon to the Houston Texans' defense. 

It is a trend to see other under-the-radar skills creeping above the line and into relevance. Blitz pickup, particularly by running backs, is quickly becoming an essential quality at the position.

The same is true of blocking by wide receivers. Once considered a luxury, this skill at the position is vital in certain prevalent rushing schemes.

Here are the most important under-the-radar skills in the NFL.

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