NFC South's undervalued players

March, 5, 2013
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Check out this Insider post with the league’s 24 most undervalued players.

It features a couple of NFC South players and both are excellent choices.

Let’s start with New Orleans’ Brian De La Puente. He was one of the league’s biggest bargains last year when he made minimum salary. He’ll remain a big bargain even though the Saints will have to put a restricted free-agent tender on him to keep him this year. De La Puente remains a year away from a big payday.

But he’s turned into a very good center and that’s important in New Orleans. The Saints build their offensive line around the middle and they’ve got De La Puente surrounded by guards Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs.

The other NFC South player to make the list is Atlanta punter Matt Bosher. He got off to a rough start as a rookie in 2011. But, in 2012, he became a very solid punter and kickoff specialists.

The one player I thought should have made the list is New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham. He has totally outperformed his rookie contract and is one of the league’s best tight ends. I’ve got a feeling Graham’s agent has expressed that point to the Saints.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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