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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives his most overrated player on all 32 teams. Who was it for the Chargers?

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A little over a month ago, the staff all gave our opinions for the most overrated Chargers player on both offense and defense.

CBS Sports' Senior NFL Columnist, Pete Prisco, just put out his list of his most overrated player on each of the 32 teams in the NFL.

If you're too lazy to click his link, or just in a hurry, he selected Orlando Franklin as the Chargers' most overrated player.

"The Chargers signed him to a five-year, $36-million deal last spring and he certainly didn't play up to that last season. He missed six games with injuries and when he was on the field, he didn't look like a top-dollar guard. After playing so well for the Broncos in 2014, he needs to get back to that form in 2016 or he will likely be gone after the season."

Great minds think alike Pete. I also selected Franklin back in early June as my offensive pick. Franklin needs to get back to the level of play that earned him that $36 million deal, both for his sake and for the sake of the Chargers' offense.

If he does turn his play around and gets back to the level of play he showed during his time with the Broncos, Franklin could turn around and find himself on the underrated list next year.