NFL Preseason: 10 Most Underrated Defensive Standouts

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NFL Preseason: 10 Most Underrated Defensive Standouts
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All Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis has only recorded over 100 tackles his first two seasons in the NFL. He can't be underrated, can he?

There are certain players that fans, media and coaches glorify into being viewed as some of the best in the business.

Whether or not some of those players who get glorified are deserving of that glorification is open to debate. But on the other side, there are plenty of players who get overlooked by players, coaches and fans for the work that they've done over their NFL careers.

The purpose of this slideshow is to examine 10 players who might get overlooked by fans and the media or be "underrated" for what they've done.

There are players on this slideshow who have been recognized for their work with the honor of being named to a Pro Bowl. But in this writer's opinion, a player recognized with one or two Pro Bowl trips can still be considered underrated.

With that out of the way, here are 10 defensive players, in no particular order, who are underrated.

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