Found June 04, 2012 on
When choosing underrated and overrated players, many things come into play. The player's personality (on and off the field), salary and most importantly on-field performance all create the perception one way or the other if a player is underrated or overrated.
With that in mind here are my picks, one in each category, for the most underrated and overrated player on the 2012 Minnesota Vikings roster.
Toby Gerhart, Running Back
Gerhart has to be one of the least heralded Heisman Trophy runner-ups in recent memory (2009) and has followed that up by being Adrian Peterson's backup during his two NFL seasons. But with Peterson's status for the start of the 2012 season up in the air due a left knee injury suffered late last season, Gerhart looks likely to get an opportunity to shine while Peterson works his way back to full health.
Gerhart has performed solidly when given the opportunity thus far in his career, so it's fair to say he can be productive as the...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield flashed his typical smile while walking off the Minnesota Vikings' practice field at Winter Park last week, seemingly happy to be back on the field after missing the end of last year due to a broken collarbone.
Winfield's return to field for Minnesota is a bit earlier this season, but not because of any injury. The 5-foot-9 cornerback...
The Minnesota Vikings are hoping for a speedy return on RB Adrian Peterson on the field for the 2012 season. The All-Pro back has been spending his offseason rehabbing from a serious knee injury he suffered at the conclusion of the 2012 season, sustaining a tear of both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Peterson underwent surgery on New Year’s Eve to repair...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have added another wide receiver to the mix in trying to upgrade the struggling unit.
Minnesota signed undrafted rookie A.J. Love on Tuesday, the 12th receiver on the team's 90-man roster. Love caught 74 passes for 1,092 yards and eight touchdowns in his time at the University of South Florida. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Love had two seasons...
In an interview with the Minnesota Star-Tribune, the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson said he is “locked in” on a week 1 return and can’t “even entertain” the possibility of not being out there week 1. A return to the football field roughly 9 months after tearing his ACL seems ridiculous, but remember Wes Welker did it in even less time and Adrian Peterson is simply a physical...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Returning to the Minnesota Vikings for his fifth NFL season, linebacker Erin Henderson has learned all about the harsh realities of life in the NFL.
Henderson's been dealing with them since he went undrafted in 2008. He had to work himself into a roster spot and then keep himself there with continued improvement. This offseason, he discovered the business...
Hey guys, remember that Chris Johnson guy? The hold-out who ran for a total of something like 13 yards in his first five games last season? Yeah, him. Well, he's "back" and more dangerous than ever, and also touting himself as the best running back in the league. From a recent Pro Football Talk article:
“I feel I am still the best back in the league, and I...
This must be something that only happens to members of organizations in the NFC North. Over the weekend, Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was nabbed for a DUI. But this wasn’t your run of the mill DUI that professional athletes get. Heck, he wasn’t even well over the speed limit. He wasn’t even moving. He [...]
Michael Jenkins is the veteran of the Vikings’ receiving corps. With a young group, including two 2012 draft picks, Jenkins stands ready to mentor the newbies and share his NFL knowledge.
Matt Kalil is in a new town, learning a new offense with a new team. Charlie Johnson can relate. He was in the same position last year and without the benefit of offseason practices and now makes the move to guard. Kalil and Johnson talked about the transitions and getting comfortable with their new roles next to each other.
And now we get to the most... ahem, interesting positions for the Chicago Bears, as well as throughout the NFC North. The 2011 Bears might have turned in one of the worst offensive line performances in the history of the NFL, but one would be hard-pressed to say that any of the division's lines are at the top of the NFL.
So where do the 2012 Bears stack up? Hit the jump and...