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Steve Breaston is an underrated wide receiver

The Arizona Cardinals’ Steve Breaston isn’t just someone who writes great poetry, he’s also one of the most underrated players in the NFL according to ESPN’s John Clayton.

Over the weekend Clayton penned a piece in which he put together an entire starting NFL roster of players who weren’t pro bowlers or first round picks. The roster was quite impressive considering the restrictions. It was especially interesting that Breaston was the team’s top wide receiver.

Steve Breaston of the Cardinals played in the shadow of Larry Fitzgerald, but he’s had 179 catches over the past three seasons.

Most impressive is he caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards in 2008 as the third receiver behind Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.

When you look at those numbers and consider what Breaston has done for the Cardinals while garnering very little attention, you have to have a new found respect for the wideout. He’s been fairly dominant over the last three years and has offered Fitzgerald some protection playing along side him.

We’ll find out just how underrated Breaston truly is when the NFL lockout ends. He is a restricted free agent and how much the Cardinals are willing to pay to keep him will show how much the organization truly values him.

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