2010 NFL Draft: All-Overrated and All-Underrated Offensive Teams

Chris MaierCorrespondent IApril 20, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5: Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns looks to pass the ball during the Big 12 Football Championship game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The 2010 NFL Draft is just around the corner.  The pro days and workouts are done and teams are making their final adjustments to their draft boards.  Here is one draftnik's take on the All-Overrated and All-Underrated teams (Offense) for the 2010 Draft:


Overrated: Colt McCoy , Texas - Has drawn comparisons to Drew Brees but his upside is more like Jeff Garcia.  Good mobility and short accuracy but rarely threw over 10-15 yards and lacks the arm strength you look for in a top quarterback prospect.  Needs to land with a West Coast offense to have a chance.

Underrated: Dan LeFevour , Central Michigan - He has similar accuracy, intangibles, and mobility as Colt McCoy but better arm strength (although he still does not have a cannon) and size.  Like Bradford, Tebow, and McCoy, LeFevour needs to adjust to a pro style offense but seems to have been criticized for it more than the other three combined.  Has the leadership skills and intangibles to be a starting quarterback if given an opportunity.  Best quarterback at the Senior Bowl.

Running Back

Overrated: Joe McKnight , USC - A big name with an extremely inconsistent game.  Never had more than 20 carries in a game at USC and battled nagging injuries throughout his career.  Should have stayed another year.

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Underrated: James Starks , Buffalo - Good combination of size and speed.  A dual threat who had 1,694 combined rushing/receiving yards in 2008.  He is built for today's pass-happy NFL.  Has flown under the radar after missing the 2009 season with a shoulder injury.

Wide Receiver

Overrated: Arrelious Benn , Illinois - Just seven touchdown receptions as a three year starter.  Has great physical tools but the production has not matched up to his potential. 

Underrated: Freddie Barnes , Bowling Green - Barnes' 4.7 40 will not win any track races and he was not even invited to the Scouting Combine but the 155 receptions in 2009 did not happen by accident.  Tough, physical receiver who possesses tremendous hands, knows how to get open, and is dangerous after the catch.  A great mid-late round slot receiver.

Tight End

Overrated: Anthony McCoy , USC - Two-year starter known for his receiving skills who caught just 44 passes the past two years. 

Underrated: Clay Harbour , Missouri State - Natural receiver and pass catcher with tremendous athleticism.  Has improved his stock as much as any player during the draft workouts and All-Star games.

Offensive Tackle

Overrated: Trent Williams , Oklahoma - Best right tackle in the draft but struggled to transition to the left side in 2009.  Has the athleticism and upside you look for but if drafted to play the left side he could disappoint.

Underrated: Jason Fox , Miami - Four-year starter who can play the right or left side.  Has a high football IQ and excellent fundamentals.  Has some injury concerns but could start in 2010.


Overrated: Vladimir Ducasse , Massachusetts - Has great physical tools but is extremely raw and will be a boom-or-bust selection.

Underrated: Matt Tennant , Boston College - Underrated athlete who can play guard or center.  A technician who would be an ideal fit for a zone blocking scheme. 

Chris Maier is Senior Editor for NFL Draft 101 .  He can be reached at cmaier@nfldraft101.com .  Follow me on twitter: nfldraft101 .  Be sure to join NFL Draft 101 for live coverage of the 2010 NFL Draft including an interactive live chat.

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