May 11, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Greenwood (33) makes a catch during rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Overrated-underrated: Broncos’ nickel DB Harris worth every penny
Pete Prisco – CBS Sports

So who’s the most overrated player? It’s not Tony Romo, if that’s what you think. I might be in the minority, but I actually think Romo is underrated.

There, I said it.

Since perennial overrated candidate Troy Polamalu isn’t rated that highly anymore, he isn’t this year’s most overrated. Nor is last year’s winner, Ndamukong Suh. He played really well in the second half of the 2012 season.

This year’s pick is Giants defensive end Justin Tuck. He spent more time doing Subway commercials than playing good football in 2012. He was a definite name-over-game player with just four sacks. There were times on tape where you wondered how he was ever a dominant pass rusher.

Now here are the most overrated and underrated players on all 32 teams.

Detroit Lions glad to have bigger, taller cornerbacks
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Bigger is better, at least as far as the Detroit Lions are concerned with their secondary.

After years of watching their undersized cornerbacks get picked on by more physical receivers, the Lions made it a point the last two years to add taller, longer-limbed cover men.

Of the four corners they’ve drafted since 2012, three are 6 feet or taller.

Bill Bentley working diligently following a rookie season that was cut short due to injury
Chrissie Wywrot –

Second-year cornerback Bill Bentley is appreciating every minute he’s on the field this offseason.

After he was named a starter as a rookie last year, Bentley suffered a shoulder injury and was placed in Injured-Reserve midway through the season.

“It just feels better than anything just to embrace the time being on the field,” he said. “I just go out there and try to have fun every play because I missed so much last year and it just took so much out of me.”

Detroit Lions’ Stephen Tulloch and Nate Burleson bust out the bats for charity
Justin Rogers –

If you’re looking for a cheap and entertaining outing for this Saturday afternoon, pack up the car and head to King Boring Field in Dearborn. That’s where Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Nate Burleson will lead their teams into battle at the duo’s second annual charity softball game.

One last item for today, voting for the Detroit Lions Mt. Rushmore is open on Pro Football Talk. Get your votes in before the foursome is announced next week.

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