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#1 luke829

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Posted 22 February 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.
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Posted 26 February 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).
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Posted 27 February 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.
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#4 biggentleben

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Posted 27 February 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.
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