The 5 most underrated players in Detroit Lions history
1. C Kevin Glover
Over 13 seasons with the Lions (1985-1997), first as a guard and eventually as a long-time center, Glover started 161 games with 177 total appearances. He was a three-time Pro Bowl (1995-1997), as he was the man in the middle of an offensive line that paved the way for Barry Sanders.
Even for his era, Glover was not the heftiest or most physically imposing center (278 pounds). But from 1988-1997, the first season coming at left guard before he found his home at center, he started all 16 games in nine of those 10 seasons. He spent the last two seasons of his career (1998 and 1999) with the Seattle Seahawks.
Frank Ragnow is on track to unseat him from that post down the road, but Glover is the best center in Lions history right now–unless I’m missing someone else.
Lions’ fans (or fans of teams the Lions played against a lot) of appropriate age know how good he was. But within the bigger picture, Glover is absolutely underrated.
Underrated Detroit Lions of all-tie, Honorable Mentions: TE Charlie Sanders, LB Stephen Boyd, S Glover Quin