Vollmer lands on NFL All-Underrated team

June, 11, 2011
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ESPN.com's eight divisional bloggers were asked to name who we thought was the most underrated player on each team we cover. Our pieces ran Friday at noon, followed by senior writer John Clayton's league-wide All-Underrated squad.

None of the players I selected -- Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish, Miami Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford, New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton or New York Jets right guard Brandon Moore -- made Clayton's roster.

But Clayton did include one AFC East representative: Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer.

I briefly considered Vollmer for my divisional piece, but I eliminated him because he was honored as a second-team All-Pro last year. In fact, I bypassed any player who had been selected All-Pro or for a Pro Bowl -- Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams, for example.

While Vollmer and Williams still might be thought of as underrated, being recognized among a handful of players at their positions does indicate they're highly thought of.

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