GIANTS' JASON PIERRE-PAUL # 24 ON NFL'S TOP 100 LIST FOR 2012
"Last week, New York
Giants quarterback Eli
Manning and wide receiver Victor
Cruz were ranked the 31st and 39th best players in the NFL,
respectively. Although there was much debate about whether the dynamic
Manning/Cruz passing duo should have gone higher, the one thing everybody took
from the rankings was that the team's defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had cracked the top-30
on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012 list.
Last night, it was finally revealed that JPPhad been voted the 24thbest
player in the league by his peers. Pierre-Paul was ranked ahead of players such
Peppers, Clay Mathews, Tamba
Hali, and Ndamukong Suh.
In typical Giants fashion, JPP took the ranking in stride and acknowledged
that although it is an honor to be considered among the elite players in the
league, being put on a list of great players will not help him in defending the
Bowl XLVI victory.In astatement released via
twitter, the third year player out of South Florida stated the
"I'm just happy I'm on the list now I put it past me and keep doing me and
stay humble and focus that's what I do best."
In just his second season last year, Pierre-Paul recorded 16.5 sacks and 86
tackles while playing in all 16 games. However, JPP himself recently stated
thathe has improved every single year he has ever played
football.Perhaps the scariest aspect of this ranking is that JPPis only
entering his third year in the league. His rare combination of size and speed
enable him to overpower his opponents.
That being said, Pierre-Paul still a ways to go in mastering the technique
associated with the defensive end position; which leaves open endless
possibilities in terms of just how great he can be. If all goes well, look for
Pierre-Paul to be an even more dominant force in 2012."