The 2017 NFL draft was full of stars.
The Dallas Cowboys had their star, Dez Bryant.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a star, Alex Smith.
The San Francisco 49ers had their first-round pick in the 2017 draft, running back Carlos Hyde.
The Arizona Cardinals had their superstar in Carson Palmer.
The New England Patriots had two in Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.
It was an elite class.
But there were also a few undervalued stars who never really made it to the top of the list.
And as we near the start of free agency, those are the players we’re talking about.
We’re going to start with a handful of undervalued players who have emerged as breakout stars in their respective leagues.
That’s not a knock on them, but the ones who have gone from a bit of a question mark to a breakout player are the ones we want to focus on right now.
Here are the five undervalued rookie quarterbacks in the NFL today.
Follow our team of analysts as they breakdown the best rookies from every team in the league.
The experts will provide their rankings and take a look at the top rookie quarterbacks of the past few years.
We will also highlight the quarterbacks we think will make the jump to the next level in 2017.
The 2017 NFL Draft has been the biggest story of the season.
The Cowboys selected quarterback Dak Prescott with the sixth overall pick in June.
Prescott led the Cowboys to a 9-3 record and a first-place playoff berth.
Prescott was a complete surprise.
He didn’t look like a quarterback who was in the mix for a starting job, he looked like a backup.
His play was inconsistent, but that’s not an uncommon occurrence in rookie years.
The Cowboys were on the cusp of a huge franchise move.
They were one of the NFL’s best franchises at the time and the organization made a bold move to acquire Prescott, who was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick.
That was a big step for the Cowboys, but it’s been a step back for Prescott.
Prescott has been inconsistent this year.
He has a career completion percentage of 54.7 percent and a league-low 8 touchdowns and just one interception.
He has had some big plays in the past, but he has been average to bad when it comes to the ball and getting rid of it.
Prescott had a couple of huge throws in the first half of the 2016 season, but his play has been inversely correlated with his performance.
Prescott only completed 66.9 percent of his passes in the second half of last season, compared to 81.2 percent in the regular season.
He also completed just 51.1 percent of passes in 2016.
The NFL has a tough time getting quarterbacks to be consistent.
That is something that was especially evident in the 2016 NFL season.
Prescott threw six interceptions in a row in the Cowboys’ first five games.
He finished with a passer rating of 24.7 in those games.
In the season finale, Prescott threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys season-opening win over the Green Bay Packers.
Prescott completed just 21.9 of his 33 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns.
It’s hard to believe Prescott is on pace to throw fewer interceptions this season.
That’s the problem for Prescott this year, as he has yet to show the consistency that led to the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl.
Prescott is a risky draft pick, but there is reason to believe he could make the leap to the NFL as a star quarterback.
The 2018 NFL Draft is a very exciting time for NFL teams.
The draft is a huge time for quarterbacks.
There is no doubt that Prescott will have a huge impact on the 2017 Cowboys, who finished with the third-worst record in the NFC.
It will be up to Prescott to make an impact this season, and if he continues to improve, he could be a star.