“After a whopping 16.5 sacks in 2011, a swarm of shoulder and back issues limited him to just 8.5 takedowns over the past two seasons,” Sessler wrote. “But with Justin Tuck off the grid, this is JPP's defense now. Assuming a clean bill of health, we expect Pierre-Paul to wreak havoc as one of the NFL's most complete ends. His closing speed is outrageous, and he's shown premier run-stuffing abilities. If he can stay on the field, look out.”
Also listed among Sessler’s “bounce-back candidates” were OLB Von Miller (Broncos), DE DeMarcus Ware (Broncos), DT Henry Melton (Cowboys), ILB Brian Cushing (Texans), OLB Paul Kruger (Browns), and OLB Clay Matthews (Packers).