The NFL’s 100 Best Current Players: Players 50a-41

June 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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50a.) Nick Barnett, Inside Linebacker, GNB
I hate to keep hammering home a point that I've made six or seven times now, but a lot of players on this list are underrated.
Nick Barnett is exception to this.

I can't believe Barnett has never been selected to a Pro Bowl. Wel, it's actually pretty clear why he has hasn’t made a Pro Bowl yet.
The media has oversaturated this concept that inside linebackers must only make tackles, and that any other type of stat is irrelevant.
Nick Barnett most definetly proves this.

Barnett has made plenty of splash plays throughout his career. Unfortunately, they merely show up as tackles.
Barnett has a lot of sacks for an inside linebacker, a good amount of pass breakups, and all of his other numbers are good.
Unfortunately for Barnett, he has only amassed 100 solo tackles in his career once. 
Barnett has only finished in the top 1...

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