With a rebuilt, renovated roster just three years in the making, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of high-potential, underrated players.
But overrated players too? They're definitely there.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports recently listed out the most underrated and overrated players on each of the 32 NFL rosters. His choice for the most underrated Jaguars player was a good one: Telvin Smith.
Linebacker Telvin Smith: This run-and-chase linebacker is in the mold of former Tampa Bay Hall of Fame player Derrick Brooks. Smith played at 220 pounds last season, but is a little bigger this season. His speed is such a weapon. Watch him fly to the football now that he knows the defenses and assignments better.
While Smith is a good choice, I might have gone the way of cornerback Demetrius McCray. Sure, Telvin was flashier and despite several weeks as Defensive Rookie of the Week last season, didn't get a lot of national recognition until recently.
But Prisco's choice for most overrated player is the one I'd argue for most: Zane Beadles.
Guard Zane Beadles: They gave him a big-money deal as a free agent last season and he played poorly for the first half of the season. He did come on late, but rookie A.J. Cann will push him for his job.
Prisco's definition of "overrated" is good, but not great. Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson, and Larry Fitzgerald also made the list.
But here's the thing: I didn't think Beadles played all that badly, and as long as Luke Joeckel is on the team he's certainly not the worst player on that line.
If I'm trying to find an overrated player who's good but not great on the Jaguars, I'm choosing linebacker Paul Posluszny. His pass coverage is abysmal, but he masks over it with stout run play. He's the consummate two-down linebacker, but with a Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and the occasional bloody nose or torn pectoral muscle, Posluszny is praised as the gritty, everyman who we love having on our team.
Until third-and-11 comes and Posluszny lets a tight end catch it over the middle.
What do you think? Did Prisco get it right with his pick for the most overrated Jaguars player?