Both good and bad from CBS's always controversial but usually spot on Pete Prisco.
In a recent article he went through all 32 NFL teams and tabbed an overrated and underrated player on each. The Patriots offensive line was looked at for both spots, as Logan Mankins and Ryan Wednell got the honors respectively.
On the "overrated" Mankins, Prisco wrote:
G Logan Mankins. He has battled injury issues the past two seasons, but that doesn't mean he can't be overrated. He is a good player at guard now, but not one of the league's best.
I have to say that I kind of agree with Prisco on this one. On the one hand, Mankins is an absolute beast. I love having him on my team. He's the enforcer on the line and just an overall tough son of a *****. The dude owns a completely self-sufficient ranch for Gods sake.
That said, I feel like he's often talked about as the best - or one of the best - guards in the league. I'm not sure his work from the past two years has really backed that up. When ...