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NFL Power Rankings: 10 Most Overrated Defensive Players in the NFL

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NFL Power Rankings: 10 Most Overrated Defensive Players in the NFL

One hot button issue that people tend to take personally, is calling a player overrated. While it doesn't necessarily mean that we are saying that player is horrible, it's just that he is not as good as everyone seems to make them sound.

For example, there are great linebackers in the NFL like Patrick Willis, James Harrison, DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews, Jon Beason, Tamba Hali, LaMarr Woodley and Lance Briggs. There are some that like to put other names in this elite group, but they just don't belong.

I think cornerbacks have the hardest job out on the field, as they can easily be burned for touchdowns. Having reliable help at the safety position is key. Unfortunately, there are a few guys that get some lucky bounces and are dubbed as "shutdown corners."

It's time we separate perception from reality.

Feel free to add your own to this list, and if you find someone from your favorite team on this list, just take it in stride. This isn't an official list on ESPN or the NFL Network, just something fun to discuss.

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