Overrated: Ray Edwards
After recording 16.5 sacks for the Minnesota Vikings over the last two seasons, the 26-year-old signed a massive free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason. But, through six games, the Purdue product has been a huge disappointment. He has recorded just 2.0 sacks through six games, and has not been the pass rusher the Falcons desperately needed to be a viable contender this season.
Underrated: Jason Pierre-Paul
Despite playing under the big lights of New York City, Jason Pierre-Paul has not received the recognition he has deserved this season. The second year man has recorded 7.5 sacks this year, good for second in the league, as well as 30 tackles, which is tops for defensive lineman. The 22-year old has managed to be a dynamic pass rusher and a terrific run stopper in his young career, something that is very rare among lineman. The South Florida product has the speed of Demarcus Ware and the strength of Robert Mathis, and he has many Giants fans believing he could better than Pro Bowler Justin Tuck.