Was Browner’s 2011 season as good as we thought?

Jun 28, 2012, 1:45 PM | Updated: 1:48 pm

By 710Sports.com staff

Brandon Browner intercepted six passes, returned two for touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement last season, his first in the NFL.

The Seahawks’ cornerback was also among the league leaders in penalties and at times was exposed by smaller, quicker receivers.

The latter was part of ESPN analyst KC Joyner’s basis for including Browner on his list of the NFC’s seven most overrated players from last season.

Joyner: “Browner made the Pro Bowl on the strength of his six interceptions, but he had abysmal coverage metrics and was a penalty machine. He was terrible against short passes (6.7 YPA, ranked 72nd), vertical passes (11.3 VYPA, ranked 63rd) and stretch vertical passes (14.8 SVYPA, ranked 66th).

“Plus, one of his interception returns for a touchdown was a gift, due more to the highly inaccurate arm of Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie than any action on Browner’s part. All Browner did was drop back into zone coverage and catch a pass that was thrown right to him.”

In Thursday’s Wrap Up video, Brock Huard and Mike Salk discuss whether “overrated” is a fair label for Browner.

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