The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ...
Mangold About the choice: Nick Mangold is considered the NFL's best center and anchors one of the most effective offensive lines. He has been selected to the past three Pro Bowls and has been voted first-team All-Pro two seasons in a row. The Jets averaged 148.4 rushing yards a game and amassed the fourth-most ground yards in club history. STATS Inc. has charged Mangold with only eight sacks allowed in his career. Over the past two seasons he has allowed three sacks and committed five penalties.
Key fact: Mangold has started all 87 games, including the postseason, since he entered the league as the 29th overall draft choice in 2006.
Hint about No. 4: He has been to three Pro Bowls.
6. Logan Mankins, Patriots left guard
7. Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebacker
8. Cameron Wake, Dolphins outside linebacker
9. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jets left tackle
10. Santonio Holmes, Jets receiver
11. Kyle Williams, Bills defensive tackle
12. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins receiver
13. David Harris, Jets inside linebacker
14. Devin McCourty, Patriots cornerback
15. Wes Welker, Patriots receiver
16. Karlos Dansby, Dolphins linebacker
17. Fred Jackson, Bills running back
18. Sebastian Vollmer, Patriots right tackle
19. Steve Johnson, Bills receiver
20. Vontae Davis, Dolphins cornerback
21. Bart Scott, Jets inside linebacker
22. Randy Starks, Dolphins defensive lineman
23. Dustin Keller, Jets tight end
24. Kendall Langford, Dolphins defensive end
25. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots tight end