Mankins overrated? Analyst says yes

June, 19, 2012
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After tying for the NFL lead with seven interceptions in 2011, cornerback Kyle Arrington further established himself as a promising core member of the Patriots’ secondary.

He remains underrated, however, in the eyes of CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco, who recently released his list of the most overrated and underrated players on each team across the NFL.

Prisco praises Arrington’s 2011 season, asserting that he outperformed fellow cornerback Devin McCourty. Aside from his seven interceptions, Arrington set career highs in a number of statistical categories, including totaling 88 tackles and his first forced fumble as a pro.

Logan Mankins, who played and started all but one game in 2011, was Prisco’s choice for the most overrated Patriot, as he believes his play did not match the reputation he has developed. Prisco notes Mankins’ struggles with a late-season ACL tear, which may prevent him from participating in the start of the training camp. For the third-time in his career, Mankins was named an All-Pro, earning second-team honors.

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Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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