On the underrated side, here’s his pick for the Los Angeles Rams:
DE William Hayes
With Chris Long now in New England, Hayes takes over as the full-time starter at left end. He has started 20 games the past two seasons, getting 9.5 sacks. Put on his tape against Seattle in Week 16 and you will see what he brings. He had three sacks that day and was impressive in the run game.
And for the overrated side:
OT Greg Robinson
The second pick of the 2014 NFL Draft has really struggled in his two seasons with the Rams. He struggled with penalties and he hasn't improved in pass protection. The Rams thought it would take some time coming out of run-heavy Auburn, but he hasn't made the strides they expected. He did work some this offseason with LeCharles Bentley in Arizona on his technique, so maybe he can show improvement.
Hard to disagree with the Hayes pick. He has excelled as a backup for four years since being signed by the Rams as a free agent in 2012. In fact, it’s hard to pick a free agent signed during Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher’s tenure that has performed better. The real question is if the 31-year-old is capable of stepping up as the likely starter in 2016.
For GRob, I guess I can’t argue. The real question is if you can overrate someone who’s not rated in the first place. There’s no doubt he has yet to live up to his draft status as the second pick in the 2014 NFL Draft especially considering he was taken 11 picks ahead of Aaron Donald who has played himself into the argument for the best defensive player in the NFL.
Who would you tab as the Rams’ most underrated and overrated players?