Updated: Apr 14, 2020
By: Steven Tauro April 13, 2020
Most professional sports organizations do a good job of marketing their key players, no matter the sport. Across the sports world we know players like Lebron James, Mike Trout, Connor McDavid, and Patrick Mahomes for being the face of their leagues. This article is going to show some recognition to the NFL Players that don't receive the credit that they should.
Courland Sutton WR Denver Broncos
A star in the making for the Denver Broncos, Sutton was rated one of the best receivers in the NFL as a rookie, with a 83.1 grade, according to PFF. The Wide Receiver had an outstanding amount of targets with 115, hauling in 72 catches for over 1,100 yards. Denver found a building block on the offensive side of the ball for years to come.
Ryan Ramczyk RT New Orleans Saints
One of the most important parts of the New Orleans Saints success comes from the offensive line play. Keeping Drew Brees on his feet and opening holes for Alvin Kamara is significantly important. Ryan Ramczyk is a young Tackle in the NFL and played 1,058 Offensive Snaps in 2019. Staying on the field and playing well are key to any great NFL career, and with a PFF grade of 90.9 for 2019, Ramczyk is a name that's going to be around for quite some time.
Grady Jarrett DT Atlanta Falcons
One of the bright spots of the Atlanta Falcons defense comes from the Defensive Tackle position. Grady Jarrett is not a well-known name around the league but he performs at a high level every single week. In 2019, Jarrett earned a 90.1 PFF grade, while being tied for 6th in sacks and 4th in forced fumbles for his position. Adding some defensive weapons to that poor Atlanta defense will allow Grady to become the star in the league he deserves to be.
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Tre'Davious White CB Buffalo Bills
After Stephon Gilmore left Buffalo, finding another starting corner was a necessity. Tre'Davious White was a late first round draft pick from LSU in the 2017 NFL Draft. White is an elite defender in the NFL and he does not get the credit he deserves, in 2019, Tre'Davious led all cornerbacks in interceptions. The defensive back plans to build on his great play as the Bills are gearing up to be the top dog in the AFC East.
Kevin Byard S Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans do not only have stars on the offensive side of the ball, Kevin Byard, former First Team All-Pro, is one of the most underrated players at his position and in the league. Last year, Byard was tied for 2nd in interceptions and is respected extremely well by his peers. Many NFL Players around the league such as, Jalen Ramsey, Eric Weddle, and Casey Hayward, just to name a few, came to Kevin's defense, when Primetime himself, Deion Sanders, didn't consider Byard as a top player at his position. Kevin Byard is determined to be great and one day he will get the recognition he deserves as a top Safety in the league.
Kenny Golladay WR Detroit Lions
A banged up Matthew Stafford didn't stop the production of Wide Receiver, Kenny Golladay in 2019. Regardless of who was the Quarterback for the Detroit Lions, Golladay went out and balled consistently. The Motown receiver had 11 Touchdowns, which was 1st for his position and had an outstanding average of 18.3 yards per catch. Golladay is primed to be a great receiver in this league for years to come if Detroit can figure it out.
Nick Kwiatkoski LB Las Vegas Raiders
Newly acquired by the Las Vegas Raiders, Nick Kwiatkoski is a hidden gem. The former Chicago Bear got a lot of playing time in Chi-Town when top draft pick Roquan Smith missed some time. The addition of Kwiatkoski and Cory Littleton already gives the Raiders one of the scariest Linebacker groups in the NFL, for 2020. Put on the tape, these guys are going to ball.
Ronnie Stanley LT Baltimore Ravens
A former first round pick from Notre Dame, Ronnie Stanley is one of the best Offensive Tackles in the game. Protecting the 2019 MVP, Lamar Jackson isn't easy for an offensive lineman. Lamar's speed and the ability to leave the pocket makes it hard for perimeter linemen to be effective, but Stanley does it with ease. Playing almost 950 snaps in 2019, Ronnie had a 87.2 PFF grade and only had 5 penalties against.
Fred Warner LB San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl 54 Linebacker Fred Warner had an excellent 2019 season. For a defensive as dominant as the 49ers unit, there are usually great players across the board. It is hard to get recognized when you have a future Hall of Famer, Richard Sherman, in your secondary and 4 former First Round picks, at the time, on your defensive line. Warner was tied for 1st in forced fumbles and ranked 14th for solo tackles at his position, according to PFF.
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