- Mike Reiss, ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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Pro Football Weekly puts together its top five list of underrated players in the NFL (video here), and uses the following criteria:
1. Award recognition
2. Draft position
3. Name recognition
5. Years in the NFL
Patriots center/guard Dan Connolly ranks second on PFW's list, with draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki explaining the choice.
"He stepped in at guard in 2010 and did a very good job, and last season, he was outstanding for the Patriots," Nawrocki says. "You look at their history of centers -- Dan Koppen, Damien Woody -- they've always had centers that are very quick and very good in pass protection. He definitely fit the bill. He played as well as anyone last season and I consider him an elite player at that position. I think he's very under the radar around the league in terms of recognition."
Pro Football Weekly puts together its top five list of underrated players in the NFL (video here), and uses the following criteria:1. Award recognition2.