NFL.com ranked the league’s top 25 edge rushers (CLICK HERE FOR HIS TOP 100 RANKING) as they stand heading into 2013, and Pierre-Paul, who earlier this month underwent a successful procedure to repair a herniated disc in his lower back, came in at No. 7 among the “best of the best.” The list did not include interior rushers, leaving out 4-3 defensive tackles like Geno Atkins and 3-4 defensive ends like J.J. Watt.
“JPP might have the highest ceiling of the whole group if he recovers well from back surgery and learns more veteran guile,” Gregg Rosenthal wrote about the Giants’ 2010 first-round draft pick.
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