Originally posted on One Jet At A Time  |  Last updated 7/7/13
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 teams (2009, 2010, 2011). During the 2011 season, Nick Mangold injured his ankle during a Week 2 matchup against Jacksonville. Mangold would miss the next 2 games against Oakland and Baltimore. Mangold’s presence was surely missed as the Jets went on to start a three-game losing streak. With Mangold in the lineup, the Jets’ offense averaged 203.3 passing yards per game, 111 rushing yards per game, and allowed 2.4 sacks per game. When Mangold wasn’t in the lineup against the Raiders and Ravens, the Jets’ offense averaged 225.5 passing yards per game, 69 rushing yards per game, and 3 sacks per game. One might say the passing game numbers look better with Mangold not in the lineup. I can assure you that those numbers were inflated because of the Raiders’ 29th ranked defense in 2011. My Take: Nick Mangold is a key player in the Jets’ offense, a four-time Pro Bowler, and a three-time All-Pro center. Without him, the offensive line is severely depleted. Nick will continue to be the starting center for the New York Jets, without any arguments. The Jets just need to build around D’Brickashaw and Mangold, to formulate an impenetrable offensive line. Barring any injuries, Nick Mangold should be on his way to his fifth Pro Bowl and fourth All-Pro season in 2013.
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