Dannell Ellerbe is overrated
Examining the most overrated and underrated players ranked 80-71
In conjunction with the release of the #NFLRank rollout on ESPN.com, Football Outsiders will provide an audit of the list, selecting the most overrated and underrated players revealed each day of the countdown.
"Top players" lists always overrate players from the defending Super Bowl champions, and here's an obvious example. Ellerbe did a good job for the 2012 Ravens, filling in for Ray Lewis and (once Lewis was back) Jameel McClain. His performance down the stretch and in the postseason was good enough to earn him a five-year, $35 million contract from the Dolphins. But is a good half-season really enough to earn Ellerbe a ranking as one of the NFL's top 100 defenders?
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