Found June 06, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Philadelphia Eagles failed to meet high expectations in 2011, some of which were set when backup quarterback Vince Young called them the "Dream Team" prior to the season. So it's fair to say they were an overrated team heading into a lockout shortened campaign, and 2012 brings an opportunity to rebound. Here are my picks for the most underrated and overrated players on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster for 2012. Underrated Jeremy Maclin, Wide Receiver Maclin entered 2011 looking to build upon a solid 2010 campaign (70 receptions, 964 yards, 10 touchdowns), but a preseason illness followed by shoulder and hamstring issues that caused him to miss three games and be limited late in the season kept his production down (63 catches, 859 yards, five touchdowns). Maclin does not get the headlines, good or bad, that fellow wide receiver DeSean Jackson gets but he had more receptions than Jackson in each of the last two season and may be poised for a big breakout in 2...
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