The most under-appreciated position in the NFL is: offensive linemen.
If given time, most quarterbacks in the NFL will find a WR to throw the ball to. All a good QB needs is time.
A running back will have a 100 plus yard game and a couple of touchdowns if the offensive line can create holes.
Passing and running games are heavily influenced by the performance of the offensive line.
To find a sleeper pick for any sport, it takes time.
Finding one is simple, they usually hide under star players.
Let’s take basketball for an example, the Chicago Bulls have star player Derrick Rose. Rose can’t play every second of every game. Some steps up to score points for the Bulls. That is Luol Deng who averages 21 points a game. Deng is also a good player and can’t play every second of the game. Carlos Boozer averages 16 points a game.
Research a team by bringing up their 2011 stats per game. You will be surprised what you find.
Many teams have an unbalanced passing and running attack. For example, the Green Bay Packers clearly have a better passing attack than their running game. Let’s say that the opponents offense needs to stay off the field because the defense is tried. To do that, a team turns to the running game to control the clock. The Packers may have difficulties winning the game. The New York Jets fell behind to the New York Giants early and were forced to abandon the running game in effort to score points.
To win a football game, get ahead early and play your style of football and make the other teams offense change their style. The less a defense is on the field, the better.
How does a team craft a QB like Aaron Rogers?
Here it is: Study under another QB.
Aaron Rogers watched from the sidelines for many years watching Bret Favre play and learning from him.
The Indianapolis Colts are perfect for this. They have Peyton Manning, one of the greatest QBs of all time. With there bad record, they can get Andrew Luck, a star college QB. Luck can study under Manning, or just do what Cam Newton had done. Produce record breaking numbers in his rookie season.
Also, the New England Patriots can do just this. Although the Patriots won’t have an early pick in the draft, Tom Brady is in his 12th season. QBs can stick around for a while because less physical contact. But nevertheless, a QB can study under him and become the next great QB.