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    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4696902/belichick-to-present-mankins-on-nfln
    As Mankins sees the business side and the player side of things, i doubt we'll get any sentimental discount on negotiations.
     
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    Is it bias to say that Vince should be 20-30 minimum?

    Best nose tackle(one of the most important positions) in the NFL and really the guy that kept our defense somewhat respectable last year.

    Among d-linemen i might rank only Ngata ahead of him...
     
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    I think that it is a testament to his greatness that a NT in a read and react 3-4 was voted as high as he was. It's not a position that racks up stats.
     
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    It's evident to most people that Wilfork is critically important to the defense and has performed to an exceptionally high level for some time. Nice to see that outsiders have noticed this too.

    The Patriots have been pretty luck to see Ted Washington succeeded long term by someone as remarkable and resilient as Wilfork.
     
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    As all the players voted (their top 20), but haven't necessarily broken film down on some of these guys; I have to wonder how much of the voting went to reputation or stickign with the guys you know.

    Meaning there may be a couple divisions that don't really get to know too many other players so how do they cast votes count.
     
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    It is interesting that Mankins is presented by Bill Belichick..
     
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    Well, there are 32 teams and you are saying that, on average, Wilfork would be the best player on some of those teams (assuming very few teams have 2 or more players that are better than Wilfork). As it is, the Patriots have 5 players in the top 64 (where 2 would be average).
     
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    Just because there are 32 teams in the NFL that doesn't mean every team has to have 1 representitive in the top 32. And Wilfork would definately be the best player on a few teams in the league.
     
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    Wilfork is one of the most disruptive forces in the NFL. There's not too many players who demand double teams by design and can beat it on a regular basis.
     
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    Agreed.

    But I also don't think Mankins will be charging the Patriots an anger premium, and at times (especially before he came back to play last season) that has felt like a legitimate concern).
     
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