There are a number of reasons why a specific player may be overrated. He could have come out of college with such a huge media buzz that there was nowhere for his pro career to go but downhill from there. Maybe he built up a huge reputation with one team, and when he became a free agent, he signed for such an exorbitant contract that there was no way he could ever live up to the terms of the deal.
Players receive media hype, and then are always being compared to the media darling persona that they will never attain. Coaches build up a certain player making all these claims (maybe to save the general manager's reputation in the process) and create a certain level of expectations that can't possibly be met.
We are going to look at some recent players, as well as some older players in NFL history to create a slide show featuring 25 players that deserve a place in NFL annuls of being overrated. They are not ranked in any particular order because how would you ever rank the degree of being overrated?
If you would like to add your own player ideas to the list, please feel free to leave a comment.