Throughout 2017, the number of participants ages six and older in tackle football amounted to roughly 5.22 million. That number includes young kids running around offsides and dropping everything that's thrown their way and future hall of famers and professionals.
Thanks to football grip gloves, the playing field is a little bit more fair. Though OBJ can make absolutely ridiculous catches with or without awesome football gloves, there are quality football gloves that anyone can buy and make those cool one-handers.
At all levels of football, there are underrated players outperforming their expectations. In high school and college, these players might go unnoticed by the fans, but are certainly appreciated by their players and teammates. When a player is underrated at the highest stage -- the National Football League -- they typically aren't underrated for very long.
Here are two of the most underrated NFL players this season:
- Amari Cooper, WR (Dallas Cowboys) -- Without a doubt, Amari Cooper has been the most important part of the Dallas Cowboys' recent success. And he wasn't even on the team at the start of the year. Since Cooper was traded by the Raiders, the Cowboys have a record of 5 and 1, winning five games in a row and are now one win away from clinching the NFC East and making the playoffs for the second time in three years. Though Cooper was a first round draft pick for the Raiders back in 2015, football analysts still considered Dallas traded a future first round pick to be a bust. Clearly, he's proving them wrong.
- Darius Leonard, LB (Indianapolis Colts) -- Another rising star is rookie linebacker Darius Leonard. Leonard was selected late in the second round of this year's NFL draft and is already one of the best linebackers in the league. Through December 11, he has 135 tackles, 7 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 interception. Simply reading his stat line doesn't do his performance justice, though. Watch him play and he won't be underrated anymore.
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