Laurent Robinson and 5 NFL Players Teams Totally Mis-Evaluated
After four uneventful years to start his career, Laurent Robinson seems to have found a home in Dallas and appears to be getting quite comfortable.
Signing him as a free agent after he was cut by the Chargers in training camp, Dallas actually proceeded to cut Robinson too after just a week following an injury to his hamstring, but re-signed him one week later when Miles Austin got hurt.
With Austin being out with injury again, Robinson has flourished and shown that he has the ability to be a top receiver on Dallas' team and in this league.
With the way Robinson is playing right now, it appears some teams truly mis-evaluated him. In the exchange, Dallas came out the victor, having the luxury of Robinson their roster for next to nothing.
Seemingly underrated, four quarterbacks were selected before the Cincinnati Bengals picked up Andy Dalton as the 35th overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Now, 10 weeks into the season, Dalton is enjoying the most success of all the rookies, having guided the Bengals to a 6-3 record and a second-place record in the AFC North.
When Chad Ochocinco was acquired by New England in the preseason, the Patriots expected the Pro Bowl wide receiver to be a productive asset alongside Wes Welker.
Instead, up until this week, Chad Ochocinco has been virtually invisible on the field catching just nine passes for 136 yards and zero touchdowns.
This week, Ochocinco came alive a little bit, hauling in two passes for 65 yards, but nothing spectacular has yet to be seen.
Perhaps this performance was a sign of positive things ahead, but as of now, the Patriots dropped the ball on this one.
Bears rookie wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher was passed up by every single team in the NFL draft and was acquired by Chicago as an undrafted free agent.
Impressing in training camp, Sanzenbacher made the team's roster and has since made his way to the depth chart and been very impressive.
With three touchdowns, Sanzenbacher leads all Bears' receivers and ranks fourth amongst all the rookies for receiving touchdowns.
The Saints' signing of free agent running back Darren Sproles may be one of the best free agent acquisitions of the offseason. It is also pretty clear that the Chargers were not aware of what they were giving up when they let Sproles walk away.
Having served as the driving force in the team acquiring Sproles, quarterback Drew Brees couldn't be happier with the running back.
Racking up all kinds of all-purpose yards, Sproles has been called the X-factor by opposing teams' coaches and has been a more than worthy replacement for running back Reggie Bush.
In fact, it's probably safe to say the Saints aren't missing Bush at all.
After the Albert Haynesworth experiment failed in Washington, the New England Patriots thought they would take their turn with the experiment.
Giving up a fifth-round pick to the Redskins for Haynesworth, the Patriots thought the once defensive player of the year would come alive and give them high reward.
Instead, with the season halfway over, the Patriots gave up on their unsuccessful bout with Haynesworth and released him after he accumulated just three tackles, playing in six games.