This is Part 2 of a 2 part series where I will take a look at some players that I feel are either underrated or overrated. I enjoy the scouting process and always want to look back to see how my evaluations fared. I’m also not afraid to put my opinions and player grades out there, as I’m sure you can tell by my scouting reports. I hate the cookie-cutter mentality and hopping on the bandwagon with prospects like the media does. It’s bad for the draft community and I feel as though I wouldn’t actually be sharing my own personal thoughts instead just trying to “fit in” so I don’t get blasted for my reports.
This list consists of the players I think are the most overrated in this draft. The list is only limited to potential 1st rounders. I realize that not all of these guys are locks for the 1st round and that the draft is wildly unpredictable, but these players were considered 1st rounders for much of the off-season.
To view my list of underrated 1st rounders please visit – http://ogdraft.com/2012/04/underrated-1st-rounders-2012-nfl-draft/
Justin Blackmon – WR – Oklahoma State
It seems that many have changed their tune on Blackmon, or maybe have just done a little more homework. I don’t believe he is a true #1 receiver and I wrote it in my scouting report in November. Now it seems people are starting to catch on and there’s some rumors he could slide out of the top 10 on draft day. He can still be a very good #2 receiver, but he’s not an elite player and I think he’s worse than former OSU receiver Dez Bryant. Read more