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Among NFL's Most Underrated Players, No One Stands Taller Than James Conner

The mission was simple: ask several NFL personnel executives who they thought was the league's most underrated player entering the 2019 season.

Some of their answers were genuinely unexpected.

Niners running back Matt Breida was mentioned. So was Colts running back Marlon Mack. Vikings safety Harrison Smith, now-unretired Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton also made the cut.

The name mentioned most, however, was the most surprising: Steelers running back James Conner.

Maybe no one should be stunned by this. In 12 starts this past season (and 13 total games), he ran for 973 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.