2016 Bracket Challenge: Lawrence Taylor vs. Eli Manning
LB Lawrence Taylor
College: North Carolina
Lawrence Taylor redefined the way the outside linebacker position is played and was named All-Pro in his first nine seasons. The 10-time Pro Bowler and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982, 1986) led the Giants to their first two Super Bow l titles (XXI, XXV) in franchise history and finished No. 2 on the NFL's all-time sacks list at the time of his retirement with 132.5.
Photos of LB Lawrence Taylor's career with the Giants
QB Eli Manning
Pick: 1 (by San Diego)
Originally the No. 1 pick by San Diego, Manning was obtained by the Giants in a Draft Day trade for Philip Rivers (No. 4 pick) and other draft selections. Manning went on to become a two-time Super Bowl MVP and four-time Pro Bowler. Coming off two of his best statistical seasons, Manning holds franchise records with 3,695 completions, 44,187 passing yards, 294 touchdowns and 106 wins.
Photos of QB Eli Manning's career with the Giants