The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or another, have been overlooked.
If 15-year-old Bobby Wagner had gotten his way, he never would have played football. He never would have been a four-year starter at Utah State, or first-team All-WAC three times. He never would’ve been an NFL starter as a rookie for one of the league's best defenses. If it had been up to his younger self, Wagner would’ve grown nine inches by his 16th birthday and become a basketball star. It was only after he realized that growth spurt wasn't coming that Wagner decided basketball probably wasn’t his future. And with a new football staff of coaches in place at Colony High School in Ontario, California, he made peace with a life in the trenches on his way to the field for the first time as a junior.