Iron Bowl 2011: The Most Overrated Players on Both Teams

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent INovember 27, 2011

Iron Bowl 2011: The Most Overrated Players on Both Teams

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    The Iron Bowl is a Thanksgiving matchup that pits the Auburn Tigers against the Alabama Crimson Tide.  The matchup usually determines one half of the matchup in the SEC Conference Championship game and usually the SEC champion is one half of the BCS national title game.

    Auburn defeated Alabama in the Iron Bowl last year after Cam Newton came back for the win to propel his Tigers to the 2010 BCS national title. 

    This season's matchup again has national title implications as Alabama will be eliminated from the national title chase if they lose to the current national champs.

    This game always proves to be a good one, as these teams throw out the record books and play four quarters of backyard football.

    Here are a few of the most overrated players on both teams that are on the field:

1. A.J. McCarron, QB

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    Yes, Yes, I know.  Why is McCarron on this list for the second ranked team in all the land?  It's simple.  He looks good based on the people he has around him.

    He has an above-average offensive line and one of the best backs in the country in Trent Richardson.  Any quarterback can look like an All-American when they have that kind of a supporting cast.

    McCarron does have some skill, but when a defense such as LSU's gets after him, he looks downright pedestrian.

2. Clint Moseley, QB

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    Clint Moseley is no Cam Newton.  He is at the helm of the Tigers' offense, and he has had signs of being good but he has also shown signs of being bad.

    He doesn't have the ability to carry an offense like his predecessor, and he shows very little promise to be able to start and win on a consistent basis.

3. Mike Dyer, RB

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    The running back in Auburn's offense, Dyer has been solid but he is overshadowed by Alabama's star running back in Trent Richardson.

    He has had a tough season, and the lack of offensive success has really hampered him in a big way.