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Readers vote for their most underrated player in NFL

So the powerful wizards behind the NFL's social media accounts asked a simple question on Tuesday: Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?


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The question pairs nicely with Elliot's Harrison's "All-Underrated Team," a squad that makes a lot of sense. Our readers are a different matter. To the results, from 6,586 users on Facebook:

1. Tim Tebow: 15.1%
2. Tony Romo: 13%
3. Von Miller: 7.6%
4. Matt Ryan: 7.1%
5. Russell Wilson: 6.9%
6. Alex Smith: 5.5%
7. Joe Flacco: 5.5%
8. Cam Newton: 4.8%
9. Tom Brady: 4.2%
10. Steven Jackson: 3.9%

Yeah, I'm speechless. The results were so surprising that our crack staff re-checked the results many times. Tim Tebow is a lot of things, but "underrated" as a player is not the first one that comes to mind. My strong guess: Tebow and Romo also would land near the top of many "overrated" lists. (For the record, I like seeing Romo so high. He's been knocked too much. He'd have a lot more playoff success if he played for a different organization.)

Let's go to the Twitter results:

1. Matt Ryan: 30.3%
2. Ben Roethlisberger: 21.9%
3. Sean Lee: 14.8%
4. Tony Romo: 6.9%
5. London Fletcher: 4.7%
6. Cam Newton: 4.0%
7. Stevan Ridley: 3.8%
8. Alex Smith: 3.6%
9. Marques Colston: 3.1%
10. Antonio Cromartie: 2.6%

The lesson, as always: Twitter users are a lot smarter than Facebook users on average. Sean Lee is an inspired choice to be third. Roethlisberger absolutely belongs so high; he didn't even make the Facebook list. Fletcher, Ridley and Colston also were nice choices.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.

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