Without a doubt.
For a team that is known for its pass rush to win them superbowls, Strahan was heads and shoulders the best pass rushing DE we had. We all thought Tuck would follow, but look at Tuck now. Strahan did it for 15 years with the GMEN and was still killing it in his final year. Tuck is at 8 and fading. We can only hope JPP has the same great career.
1st ballot HOFer for sure.
My sliding mock: (mid round pick)
1-Cyril Richardson G Baylor / CJ Mosely LB Bama
2-Shane Skov LB Stanford / Travis Swanson C Ark
3-Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida / Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers
4-Bryan Stork C Florida St / Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
5-DeVonte Parker WR Louisville / Chris Watt G ND
6-Kareem Martin DE UNC / Jerome Smith RB Syracuse
Michael Strahan is one of the greatest DE's in NFL history.
New York Giants Superbowl XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI Champions!!!!!
He deserves to be..But late in his career it seemed he was usually at odds with the media. Could bite him seeing as how strong their vote is.
I say yes, best DE I've ever watched play. Not saying much I guess since I'm only 27..
I don't know if he will get first ballot but he deserves it..
Strahan was more than just a pass rusher. The guy also dominated the running game. He was an all around great player and did it consistently for a loooooong career. If his career doesn't merit first ballot status, I'm not sure whose does.
He better be, easily one of the top three DEs of all time imo