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Jerry DiPaola lists half-a-dozen under-the-radar-superstars to keep your eye on during the NFL Playoffs.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles
While everyone is paying attention to Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson, McCoy, the former star running back at Pitt, will give the Eagles another dimension. The question will be this: Will coach Andy Reid, who is notorious for ignoring the running game, give McCoy a chance to shine? With 74 receptions in the first 14 games, McCoy won’t allow Reid to ignore him.
LaMarr Woodley, OLB, Steelers
Lots of pass rushers have more sacks than the Steelers’ left outside linebacker. But this guy is a big play waiting to happen – in a variety of ways. Aside from his 8 ½ sacks, Woodley has six passes defensed, two interceptions, one touchdown, three forced fumbles and two recoveries. Plus, he is in a contract year. What better stage than the NFL playoffs for a guy to become a millionaire for life?
Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
The Patriots don’t have many stars on offense, other than their quarterback, but Hernandez and Gronkowski come close. Hernandez, the rookie from Florida, caught 45 passes for 563 yards and six touchdowns – a score about once every seven times he made a catch. Gronkowski, the other rookie tight end who played his senior year of high school at Woodland Hills, had an even better percentage –
seven touchdowns among 32 receptions (1/4.5).
Roddy White, WR, Falcons
With two weeks to go, White led the NFL in receptions (106) and receiving yards (1,286) and didn’t do badly in the scoring department, either, with eight touchdowns. With an accurate passer delivering the ball, White could be the star of the NFC playoffs and a potential Super Bowl MVP. Quarterback Matt Ryan, running back Michael Turner and White give the Falcons have enough star power to win a championship.
Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets
Holmes is accustomed to the spotlight. You might remember his big catch at the end of Super Bowl XLIII when he played for the Steelers. Holmes is the more polished of the Jets’ starting wide receivers (Braylon Edwards is the other), and he may be the one the team decides to re-sign when they hit free agency next year.

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