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luke829
02-22-2013, 09:26 PM
One of the better all-around centers the league has seen for some time. Had it not been for injuries, possible Canton material.

biggentleben
02-26-2013, 06:36 PM
He just wasn't Canton material when fully healthy, but he was arguably the best of the current generation, but there's no elite all-time centers in the current generation (though Mangold has a chance to be there).

luke829
02-27-2013, 04:08 PM
So you don't see Maurkice Pouncey elevating to that "elite" level? Three pro bowls in his first three seasons in the league isn't anything to sneeze at.

biggentleben
02-27-2013, 06:58 PM
I'm not sure. He's awfully fragile. That's a big part of it is that you have to be very healthy and play 16 games a season for a decade or more to even be considered as a lineman.