Center Nick "The Beard" Mangold has been a staple of the Jets O-Line since '06. [AP]
Nick Mangold, listed at 6’4” 307 Lbs., was a three year starter for the Ohio State University Buckeyes. He received second team All-Big Ten honors in 2004 and 2005.
In the 2006 NFL Draft, Nick Mangold was selected in the 1st round, 29th overall by the New York Jets. In the same draft, the New York Jets also selected D’Brickashaw Ferguson with the 4th overall selection. This marked the first time that 2 offensive linemen were selected by the same time in one round since the 1975 NFL Draft.
Nick Mangold would be replacing Kevin Mawae at center during his rookie season. Mangold did such an outstanding job that he was mentioned for Rookie of the Year honors. Normally, offensive linemen don’t get recognized for such an award. Mangold has started all 110 games that he has played in. Nick Mangold has been selected to four Pro Bowls (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and three All-Pro te...