Former Alabama running back Shaun Alexander has been named one of the most overrated Seattle Seahawks of all time by NFL.com. NFL.com has been naming the most overrated and underrated players for all 32 teams this summer, unveiling its picks for two teams per day. After rushing for 3,565 yards with the Tide from 1996 to 1999, Alexander was drafted 19th overall by the Seahawks in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2005, holds the franchise record for yards and broke the NFL single-season touchdown record. But NFL.com writer Zach Schwartz credits Alexander's success to stars Steve Hutchinson and Walter Jones on the offensive line, noting his production decreased significantly when Hutchinson left for Minnesota. "I implore you to go back and use the eye test on Alexander, the majority of his touchdowns came from him striding through gaping holes in the defensive line," Schwartz says. "Without gaping holes to run through, Alexander's subpar speed and average power weren't enough for him to produce at the same elite level he did with Hutchinson and Jones paving the way for him." As of Wednesday afternoon, Alexander led the fan poll for most overrated Seahawk over Jerramy Stevens, Jim Zorn, Lofa Tatupu and Shawn Springs.
NFL.com names former Tide star Shaun Alexander one of the most overrated Seahawks of all time
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