Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/7/12

The NFL released its list of All-Pro players on Friday, and many of the players you would expect to be there are, headlined by first-timer Aaron Rodgers. But there are several notable snubs in this list, as there always are. Here are the top five most deserving players to be excluded from this circle of honor.

1. C Nick Mangold, New York Jets

Many say that Mark Sanchez led the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championships in his first two seasons in the league, when it fact it was the man handing him the ball doing the real work. Nick Mangold is not only a mauler on the inside, but he controls the entire offense and makes a dysfunctional unit look somewhat functional. He makes holes for whatever running back is healthy enough to grab the hall, and he gives the Sanchize enough time to take twelve-step drops.

Maurkice Pouncey is a very good man in the middle for the Steelers, but Pittsburgh as a whole has a more talented squad. The Jets lost both games that Mangold missed early in the season, and they were unable to recover all year.

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