By Jordan Raanan, XFINITY Sports
There is perception and there is reality. That's why I'm here with this new Overrated/Underrated series. I'm going to distinguish between the two when it comes to some of the NFL's biggest names.
It's important to keep this all in perspective. These are all good players. I'm just basing my final judgment off the perception I initially had for the player being evaluated.
Here's how it is going to work. Each week until the season begins I'm going to pick five players at the same position. You can provide input on who you want reviewed here
First I'm going to write my perception of that player. Then I'm going to watch extensive game film on them from the 2012 season and make a judgment on whether they are overrated, underrated or just as I expected based on my preconceived notions.
I begin this week with five young quarterbacks, many of them rising stars in the NFL. I spent hours watching coaches tape on all five. Here's my impressions. (AP Photo) Jordan Raanan has covered the NFL since 2005. Follow him on Twitter @JordanRaanan, on Facebook or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.