Sorry PFF, Kenny Moore is no longer most underrated for Colts, Braden Smith is
Kenny Moore was named the most underrated player for the Indianapolis Colts, but in reality, he has passed that title to Braden Smith.
For a while, Kenny Moore was the most underrated player in the NFL. In his career with the Indianapolis Colts, the defensive back established himself as one of the best players in the NFL but wasn’t given much recognition.
However, that changed last season when Moore was selected to the first Pro Bowl of his career and many people in the NFL world became aware of his versatility as an elite defender.
However, it still remained a cool thing to say that Kenny Moore was an underrated player or unsung hero, even after Moore himself said it’s time to change the way that everyone speaks about him.
That didn’t stop Sam Monson of PFF from naming Kenny Moore as the most underrated player on the Colts. While Moore did hold that title, it no longer belongs to him.
In actuality, the most underrated player for Indianapolis is right tackle Braden Smith.
Braden Smith is the most underrated player for Colts
Braden Smith was selected in the 2018 Draft after Indianapolis took Quenton Nelson and Darius Leonard, so in a way, Smith has flown under the radar since the beginning of his career.
He doesn’t have the recognition or accolades of his two teammates that were selected before him, but something he does have in common with them is that he’s started since his rookie season and has offered the Colts consistently quality play.
While Nelson dominated at left guard and Ryan Kelly thrived at center, much of the remaining offensive line talk in Indianapolis has been about the uncertainty of the left tackle position.
Meanwhile, Smith has been a force for the Colts at right tackle. He has primarily dominated as a run blocker and is a big reason why Jonathan Taylor has been able to find so much success in Indy’s offense.
Smith also isn’t a slouch in pass protection but he does have some room to grow if he’s going to get the recognition amongst the best tackles in the NFL.
Smith hasn’t been named to a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team but his presence in Indianapolis has been obvious. He’s truly the most underrated player for the Colts, but maybe with more team success, the NFL world will wake up.