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Jets Roster Analysis: Can Nick Mangold Return to Form After a Season Hampered by Injuries?

William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Nick Mangold.

Name: Nick Mangold

Number: 74

Year With Jets: 11th

Projected Role: Starting center

His 2015: Mangold suffered through something of a down year in 2015. He seemed to be hampered by injuries, missing a game against Oakland, only the fourth game in ten years he sat out due to injury, and leaving two other games early. He was selected to the Pro Bowl, but that felt based more on reputation than production.

2016 will be a success if: Mangold can stay healthy for most of the season and return to form. At 32 years old, Mangold is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. The offensive line is full of question marks, though. The Jets really need a good year out of Mangold. To the extent there is a sure thing up front, he is it.

Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)