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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Analyst picks underrated, overrated Pats
By Mike Reiss
As he does each offseason, CBSSports.com NFL columnist Pete Prisco goes through each team and picks one player he deems underrated and one he believes if overrated.
Last year, he went with cornerback
(underrated) and guard
Two years ago, it was running back
(underrated) and safety
Three years ago, he went with cornerback
(underrated) and left tackle
This year, Prisco keeps his focus on the offensive line, with center
(underrated) and Mankins (overrated).
On Wendell, Prisco writes,
"He stepped in for veteran Dan Koppen and did a heck of a job in the middle of the Patriots' line. Playing center in New England's up-tempo offense takes a lot of smarts."
On Mankins, Prisco writes,
"He has battled injury issues the past two seasons, but that doesn't mean he can't be overrated. He is a good player at guard now, but not one of the league's best."
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