Who are the Ravens most overrated and most underrated players?
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco has an idea.
Prisco writes that, "It's much harder to find overrated players than it was 10 years ago." The salary cap, in particular, he writes, makes it "so much tougher for veterans to hang on when it's a lot cheaper to keep a kid."
So it seems cost is a big part of Prisco's equation, and that plays into his assessment that the Ravens most overrated player is ... left tackle Eugene Monroe.
"He has a big contract, but he didn't play to it last season and he missed time with injuries the past two seasons," Prisco writes. "He played 11 games last season and the Ravens got by without him, which isn't a good sign."
Recall that the Ravens, after trading two mid-round draft picks to Jacksonville to get Monroe during the 2013 season, re-signed him to a five-year, $37.5 million deal before the 2014 season. He has a cap figure of $7.7 million this year.
Monroe was sidelined by a knee injury for four midseason games, then returned to action but then missed two games last in the season with an ankle injury. Undrafted rookie James Hurst filled in.
Monroe sat out the voluntary OTAs, but he took part in the mandatory minicamp and is expected to again anchor the left side of the line.
As for the Ravens' most underrated player?
According to Prisco, it's nose tackle Brandon Williams.
"He has developed into a quality player in the middle of their defense," Prisco writes. "He makes it tough to run on the Ravens inside. Now entering his third season, he should be even better."
And Williams' role will grow more significant with Haloti Ngata now gone to the Lions.
So what do you think? Do you agree with Prisco? Who do you think are the Ravens' most overrated and most underrated players? Answer in the comments below.
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