This is one NFL list that won't be dominated by quarterbacks. In fact, they're not even eligible.
Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout and current analyst for NFL.com, set out to compile a list of the seven most dominant players in the NFL, leaving out the signal callers.
One of them was Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
"Pierre-Paul is the defensive version of Calvin Johnson," writes Jeremiah, who spent a combined eight years with the Eagles, Ravens and Browns. "His physical size and athletic ability are so off the charts that it is tough to come up with a defensive comparison from the present or the past. His length and ability to corner the edge is similar to Jevon Kearse, but he's much thicker and stronger. In 2011, JPP was a dominant force with 86 tackles and 16.5 sacks. He creates major matchup problems no matter where he aligns. From the outside, his power is a major issue for offensive tackles, while his quickness gives interior offensive lineman fits. One highly respected NFL defensive line coach believes he's the best pass rusher to enter the league in the past 10 years."
Enlisting the help of several NFL coaches, executives and scouts, Jeremiah's list also included Lions WR Calvin Johnson, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Jets CB Darrelle Revis, Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware, Vikings DE Jared Allen, and 49ers DT Justin Smith.
QUICK HITS>> Giants' Markus Kuhn continues to assimilate into a foreign game. [Jorge Castillo, The Star-Ledger]
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, see how the NFL gets patriotic and salutes the troops. [NFL.com]
The Shutdown Corner Interview: New York Giants DL at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, for a screening of the movie, "Battleship," to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. [Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports]