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Five most underrated players in Super Bowl 50

Kawann Short and Darian Stewart are among the unheralded players who could impact Super Bowl 50. Getty Images

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short had 11 sacks during the regular season and two more during the club's playoff run. He consistently jumps off the tape because of his ability to disrupt the line of scrimmage.

However, playing on a defense headlined by Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Josh Norman, the third-year stud out of Purdue can be overlooked because of the big-name talent around him.

Short's numbers and overall production got us thinking: Who are the most underrated players preparing to walk onto the Super Bowl 50 stage on Feb. 7? From Carolina's defensive tackle to Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, here are five players whom we need to keep on eye when these two teams compete for the championship.