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NFL's Most Underrated Players Heading into 2014
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Dolphins DT Jared Odrick has not earned the accolades of some of his teammates, but he has been just as important to Miami's defense.

Underrated, overrated, or just rated? It's a slippery slope of subjectivity.

There are certainly players all over the league who deserve more credit than they receive, but why? And how much? Those are the tricky, narrow roads we navigate in this discussion of underrated players.

One good place to start: players who have received their due, either in the form of a Pro Bowl or All-Pro selection, should be left off the list. Less those requirements, there is no set path for discovering who does and does not belong on our list.

Perhaps they are outshined by players on their own team or by other players at their position. Perhaps their job isn't to earn the glory but instead to help their teammates produce. Among myriad other circumstances, there are plenty of ways for a talented player to get less than the amount of respect they deserve.

Here is a short list of some of the most underrated players in the league.

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