Abry Jones – For a team that’s gone through a number of rebuilds during his NFL career, it’s amazing that defensive lineman Abry Jones has lasted in Jacksonville since 2013. It’s even more amazing when you realize he signed as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia. Jones has always stood in the shadow of more talented players, but he’s also outlasted them all as a proven run stopper who has played 100 games.
Kansas City Chiefs
Mitchell Schwartz – Year in and year out, the NFL’s most reliable player at his position (held the active NFL record for 7,894 consecutive until being forced to sit for part of quarter against the Titans last season) is also one of the absolute best but he remains a stranger to the casual fan. Mitchell Schwartz is a perennial All-Pro for the Chiefs—either first or second team for four straight seasons—but the Pro Bowl, a lesser honor, has yet to call his name. The lack of attention is not only surprising but could end up prohibiting him from very real Hall of Fame consideration.
Las Vegas Raiders
Prince Amukamara – From his early years locking down the outside with the New York Giants to his recent sting starting for the Bears vaunted defense, Amukamara has been a consistent performer at a position where performance can fluctuate wildly. It’s a bit surprising he didn’t receive more notice as a free agent given his body of work, but the Raiders young secondary should appreciate his skill set and experience.