It's a mid-June day before the start of NFL training camps in July, so that means more lists! This time, by way of NFL Network, we look at the Top 25 Edge Rushers in the league. And sitting there at No. 7 is New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has found himself on many offseason lists thus far.
"JPP might have the highest ceiling of the whole group if he recovers well from back surgery and learns more veteran guile," Gregg Rosenthal writes.
The six players listed ahead of JPP include: Denver Broncos' Von Miller, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, Miami Dolphins' Cameron Wake, Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs, Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware and San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith.
Unfortunately for JPP, how well he does on the field in 2013 will directly tie into how well his back heals after a recent microdiscetomy to repair a herniated disc. An early timetable had him at about 12 weeks before he could return to football-related activities, but head coach Tom Coughlin doesn't seem too confident that he'll be able to play in week one.
Ultimately, all the talent in the world means little if you can't stay healthy, so as high as his ceiling may be, JPP will have to stay on the field to realize it.
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