The Ravens have had a quality season so far in 2011, and a significant part of that success is a result of under-the-radar players stepping up in a big way.
Going into the season, the secondary and the pass rush were considered major areas of need, and fans and analysts alike did not think the Ravens had done enough to address those needs. Pass defense was expected to be an issue for the Ravens.
This has not been the case. Several pass rushers and defensive backs have played tremendous football en route to the Ravens having one of the top pass defenses in the league.
Several other players also gave big contributions to the Ravens successes this season. Here is a list of the top five underrated players on the Baltimore Ravens.