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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294722 Matt Leinart, QB, Arizona Matt+Leinart%2C+QB%2C+Arizona NFL

All eyes will be on Leinart early this season. He has the physical tools to be an elite quarterback, but he just hasn’t put in the effort to live up to expectations. Perhaps the light bulb's finally gone off now that Kurt Warner's gone and he’s been given his last chance to succeed in Arizona. Derek Anderson will be breathing down his neck, pushing him every step of the way. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294703 Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Matt+Forte%2C+RB%2C+Chicago NFL

After a memorable rookie season, Forte suffered a brutal sophomore slump. New offensive coordinator Mike Martz likes to incorporate his running back into the passing game as much as anyone, which could mean Forte's due for a breakout season. We should get a good idea for how much Martz trusts Forte based on how they use him in training camp and in preseason games. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294723 Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Darren+McFadden%2C+RB%2C+Oakland NFL

McFadden was supposed to have an Adrian Peterson-like impact and help turn around the Raiders' fortunes. Instead, he’s struggled to hold off Michael Bush and Justin Fargas for the starting job in Oakland. He needs to finally live up to expectations before the Raiders send him packing along with JaMarcus Russell. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294706 Derrick Johnson, LB, Kansas City Derrick+Johnson%2C+LB%2C+Kansas+City NFL

Johnson was a college legend at Texas, but his transition to the NFL has been a tough one. He’s never lived up to expectations in Kansas City, and he could be getting his last chance in 2010. New defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will look to him to step up as a starter at inside linebacker, and he’ll need to perform if the Chiefs have a chance to rebound from a miserable defensive performance in 2009. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294683 LaRon Landry, S, Washington LaRon+Landry%2C+S%2C+Washington NFL

Landry was supposed to be the leader of the Redskins’ secondary in the post-Sean Taylor era. He’s made his presence felt in run support, but he’s struggled to adjust to the speed of the NFL passing game. He's stiff in coverage and is often caught out of position. The Redskins have remained committed to him, but his days could be numbered if he doesn’t impress the new regime early on. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294701 Amobi Okoye, DE, Houston Amobi+Okoye%2C+DE%2C+Houston NFL

Drafted as a 19 year old in 2007, Okoye was supposed to be an instant terror on the Texans’ interior defensive line. Instead, he's been a liability against the run and rarely made an impact as a pass rusher. He registered just two sacks and five hits in 2009, numbers that must improve if he’s to avoid a bust label in his fourth season in the league. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294682 Levi Brown, OT, Arizona Levi+Brown%2C+OT%2C+Arizona NFL

Brown’s poor play was masked by Kurt Warner’s pocket presence the past few seasons, but his sloppy style must stop now that Matt Leinart's under center. He’ll be asked to anchor the Cardinals' patchwork offensive line and finally live up to expectations. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294702 Jonathan Vilma, LB, New Orleans Jonathan+Vilma%2C+LB%2C+New+Orleans NFL

Vilma was the Saints' best linebacker in 2009, but that’s not saying much. The team's since parted ways with Scott Fujita and failed to find an adequate replacement in the middle of the defense. Vilma will need to continue to improve in order to make up for the deficiencies at outside linebacker in New Orleans. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294681 Charlie Johnson, OT, Indianapolis Charlie+Johnson%2C+OT%2C+Indianapolis NFL

Maybe this isn’t the right list for Johnson, because nobody's really ever expected much from him. But he remains the starting left tackle for one of the league’s best quarterbacks, and with that comes the expectation of success. Johnson was a liability last season, especially in the Super Bowl when he allowed a hit and three pressures. As Peyton Manning gets older, protecting him becomes more and more important, and Johnson needs to prove he can step up the challenge. More from Yardbarker.com

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL underachievers gallery 11294520 Aaron Curry, LB, Seattle Aaron+Curry%2C+LB%2C+Seattle NFL

It’s tough to say a rookie underachieved, but Curry entered the league as a can’t-miss prospect and his 2009 season was a disappointment from day one. He started 12 games for the Seahawks and played nearly every snap when he was healthy, but just never produced. Making the transition from the ACC to the NFL certainly wasn’t aided by the sinking ship that was the Seattle Seahawks in 2009. The new regime has no allegiances to him, meaning he’ll have to earn his job in 2010, and the expectations will be very high. More from Yardbarker.com

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