Over-rated is a relative term in today's NFL. A player can be over-rated, yet at the same time, be their team's most valuable asset. Some Redskins starters have been very over-rated in the past. Some names that quickly come to mind are Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, O.J. Otogwe, Donovan McNabb and most recently, Will Montgomery and Adam Carriker.
Some get billed as over-rated because they were high draft choices who never quite lived up to their selection. Others were high-priced free agents who flopped for their new team. Some just have a salary cap hit that doesn't match their production. Then there are those players who can't seem to stay healthy.
Below is a list of some candidates for Redskins most over-rated starter:
Pierre Garçon - Garçon is just two years removed from leading the league in receptions. He has a cap hit of 9.7 million this season, with 8.5 million in dead money. He's still only 28, so a bounce-back year could take him off this list.
Shawn Lauvao - Lauvao carries a 4 million dollar cap hit into 2015. His play in 2014 was around that of the veteran minimum. The new scheme and new coach should help him out. If not, his days in D.C. could be numbered.
Robert Griffin - One great year, followed by injury and inconsistency, can land any top draft pick on this list, and Griffin is no exception. He is in the final year of his original rookie deal, with a pending option year in 2016.
Jason Hatcher - Hatcher has a lot going against him. Age, injury and a pretty big salary cap number. He will need to say off the injury report this season, and even if he does, he could still end up looking for a new employer next season.
Kory Lichtensteiger - Some may not consider Licht over-rated, because most don't view him as very good, but he carries a 4.3 million dollar cap hit into 2015 - about 4 million more than he's worth.
Perry Riley - Riley is a good downhill middle linebacker, but he struggles in coverage. He has a cap hit of just over 4 million this season, and 5 million next season.
Jordan Reed - The expectations have been so high, but Reed struggles to stay on the field. He has the tools to be special, but his body seems to be made of glass.
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