Most underrated players in CFB

Franklin, Renner among players deserving more attention heading into 2012

Updated: August 7, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
James FranklinChristian Petersen/Getty ImagesJames Franklin could be one of the top dual-threat QBs in college football in 2012.

After doing a review of the most overrated players in college football, it only seems fair to flip that coin over and take a look at the most underrated players in the country. Here are 10 who fit the bill:

James Franklin, QB, Missouri Tigers

Franklin's strong résumé begins with his ranking third in the Big 12 in passer rating in conference games and seventh in rushing yards per conference game, but his case becomes even more powerful when considering how his numbers stacked up against the most highly touted dual-threat quarterback in college football: Denard Robinson.


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