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    NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams
    David Vobora

    Height: 61
    Weight: 239
    College: Idaho
    Drafted: 7th Round (252 Overall)
    Experience: 3rd Season

    Stats

    2009 10 GS, 46 tackles, 2 PDEF, 1 FF
    2008 1 GS, 15 tackles

    Why He Is Underrated

    David Vobora has come a long way in his short NFL career. After being Mr. Irrelevant(Last pick in the 2008 NFL Draft), after just 1 season he has earned the Rams starting strongside LB spot. Many people dont know his name mostly in part because he plays for the Rams. Its a lot easier to find underrated players from teams like the Rams because in most fans eyes, nearly everyone is underrated. Even Steven Jackson doesnt get the credit he deserves at times.

    Vobora, as mentioned above, was the starting SLB for the Rams this year and he did not disappoint. His best asset is his athleticism and it showed in many games. However, he was suspended for violating the NFLs performance enhancing substance policy just 3 weeks into the season. Many questions were raised but ultimately Vobora claims he took a supplement which contained banned substances that were not shown on the label. Im willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, as have the Rams. When he came back from suspension he quickly filled in his old starting spot.

    He was outstanding against the run for the Rams and was by far their best LB. Even better then highly touted LB prospect James Laurinaitis. In fact, according to ProFootballFocus, he was the Rams best defender. A long way from the last pick in the 2008 draft. And still that was only his first season starting. He has worked hard thus far this off-season and will once again be starting for the Rams. He has tons of potential and he will only get better for the Rams who look to have a great, young core in place at LB. That is why he is the Rams most underrated player.
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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    the guy is solid and i like him but saying he was our best lb and better than james is laughable..

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by molar_pistol View Post
    the guy is solid and i like him but saying he was our best lb and better than james is laughable..
    I hadn't read the end of that post till just now. Wow to say he is better than james is laughable how bout saying he was the best defender period was hilarious. do they not relize that oj is on this team? He is one of the top safeties and has been a ball hawk for us. To say vobora is our best defender is really as I see it a kick in the teeth. Considering he may not even be starting this year with diggs and the carpenter comin in.

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    Who wrote this?

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar-bq View Post
    Who wrote this?
    This comes from the OP's blog.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    I can agree that Vorbora is underrated, but please seriously...J.L. is the future of our defense.

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    I will give credit to Vobora. He's come a long way, and has played very well consideing he was Mr. Irrelevant.

    With that being said, Laurinaitis was probably 3x better than him last year.

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    Unless this was written by one of our defensive coaches or Spags himself, I'll take it with a grain of salt. It's a nice plug for an underdog but that's all it is in my book.

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    I had to read the last bit about 4 times to see if my glasses hadn't indeed been foggy.

    This just has to be from lack of research about the Rams.

    I guess when your a bad team people don't bother even using google on you...

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    Sorry guys, I've been gone for a bit so I just saw the responses now.

    Anyways, I think you guys misunderstood what I was trying to say. I didn't say he was the best defender. According to ProFootballFocus he is though. I don't know if you guys are familar with the site. They breakdown every play and have in-depth stats and the players are rated on their performances. He has a higher rating than Laurinaitis mainly because Vobora was better against the run. Granted he missed a lot of time so those numbers could be a lot different for a 16 game season.

    Laurinaitis may, and will be, the better all round player. I was just trying to show that Vobora is a damn good player too and should be more respected by NFL fans around the league. I hope that clears some of it up lol

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    It also doesn't take into account the fact that teams looked to specifically block Laurinaitis, but no one would bother to do the same with Vobora

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    Re: NFL's Most Underrated: St. Louis Rams

    I think Laurinaitis is the clear cut better player.

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