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Most Underpaid NFL Players: Victor Cruz, Jimmy Graham, Clay Matthews Provide Most Bang For Buck

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21:  Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants celebrates after he scored the game winning touchdo
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants celebrates after he scored the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins on October 21, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 27-23. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By Joel Corry, National Football Post

The NFL pay structure isn’t a perfect system where performance matches compensation. This is particularly true of draft choices because their salaries are dictated by draft position.

Here’s a look at some of the NFL’s most underpaid players. In order to be considered, a player must be eligible to renegotiate his contract under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. Players drafted during the last two seasons, like J.J. Watt and Randall Cobb, have been excluded because they won’t be able to sign new deals until the end of the third year of their rookie contracts.

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Joel Corry is a former sports agent who helped found Premier Sports & Entertainment, a sports management firm that represents professional athletes and coaches. Prior to his tenure at Premier, Joel worked for Management Plus Enterprises, which represented Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ronnie Lott. You can email Joel at jccorry@gmail.com  

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