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Eric Fisher can’t be overrated, people.
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On Monday morning, using Arrowhead Pride Twitter, we asked readers who they felt were the most overrated and most underrated Kansas City Chiefs on the 2018 roster.

As of this writing, we had more than 40 replies, and here were the leading vote-getters:

Most underrated: In our responses, we received 23 different Chiefs. Cornerback Steve Nelson was the leading vote-getter with six, followed by quarterback Patrick Mahomes with five and wide receiver Chris Conley with four.

Most overrated: In our responses, we received 15 different Chiefs. Left tackle Eric Fisher was the leading vote-getter with 10, followed by quarterback Patrick Mahomes with four and linebacker Dee Ford with three.


My thoughts

Underrated: NT Xavier Williams. The offseason addition of nose tackle Xavier Williams is probably not talked about enough among Chiefs fans. The Chiefs signed the three-year veteran to a two-year deal worth $5.057 million ($2.45 million guaranteed). This seems like a bargain for a player Pro Football Focus pegged as the best run-stopper in the league in 2017. Brett Veach saw a need (Chiefs were No. 25 in stopping the run last season) and went after Williams, at the time a restricted free agent with the Cardinals. Veach offered a price Arizona was unwilling to match and filled the void left by Bennie Logan, who signed with the Tennessee Titans for $3.75 million guaranteed. As a bonus, Williams was born in Grandview.

Xavier Williams owned the top run stop percentage at his position in 2017!

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Overrated: WR Demarcus Robinson. While I understand the votes of LT Eric Fisher and LB Dee Ford, I don’t really think they fit the bill because at this point, does anyone think either player is well above average? I find that in Kansas City, they are viewed as serviceable, which they are. That isn’t overrated. To me, the most overrated Chief right now is wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. While I like Robinson (a lot) and think he shows promise, I often see followers and writers naming Robinson among players who are “set to break out in 2018.” I think I know why, and it comes down to three plays—this preseason 26-yard touchdown from Mahomes, this playoff touchdown from Alex Smith and the throw. But three plays do not make a wide receiver, especially when two of those plays came in meaningless games. Let me hit you with a number. Robinson had 585 snaps last regular season. He had 21 catches. And while I get a lot goes into that, let’s relax about a player who isn’t even No. 3 (hey, returning Chris Conley) on the depth chart yet.

Now, let’s turn it over to AP Nation:

Poll

Who is the most underrated Chief?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    CB Steve Nelson
    (484 votes)
  • 9%
    QB Patrick Mahomes
    (206 votes)
  • 35%
    WR Chris Conley
    (785 votes)
  • 19%
    NT Xavier Williams
    (443 votes)
  • 13%
    Other
    (302 votes)
2220 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is the most overrated Chief?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    LT Eric Fisher
    (399 votes)
  • 15%
    QB Patrick Mahomes
    (338 votes)
  • 38%
    LB Dee Ford
    (828 votes)
  • 12%
    WR Demarcus Robinson
    (275 votes)
  • 15%
    Other
    (338 votes)
2178 votes total Vote Now

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