2016 Bracket Challenge: Lawrence Taylor vs. Jason Pierre-Paul
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
DE Jason Pierre-Paul
College: South Florida
Jason Pierre-Paul became the first Giants rookie with at least two sacks in consecutive games. In the 2011 title run he recorded 16.5 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, 28 QB hits, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a last-second FG block that kept the Giants' postseason hopes alive. He is a two-time Pro Bowler, 2011 first-team All-Pro, and eighth on the Giants' all-time sacks list.
Photos of DE Jason Pierre-Paul's career with the Giants