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Ndamukong Suh

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Ndamukong Suh

Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns is sacked by Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first quarter of the game at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas

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Rankings:

Offense: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C
Defense: DT NT DE Hybrid DE/OLB OLB ILB FS SS CB
Special Teams: K P RS LS

Measurables:

Position: Defensive Tackle
School: Nebraska
Year: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 305
40-Yard Dash: 4.95

Scouting Report:

Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh is a dominating defensive lineman with a great combination of size, strength, athleticism, and conditioning that should lift him to perhaps the top overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

At 6-4, Suh has good height and a long wing span. He uses his hands very well, delivering a strong jolt often knocking his opponent off-balance. He's quick to get his hands on blockers, and has the strength to shed contact and make the tackle. Tremendous against the run. He also has the speed to string plays to the outside and chase down ball carriers from behind. Excellent closing burst for a big man.

Suh is a little bit inconsistent as a pass rusher, but he does display his potential frequently. He's quick off the snap, and has the ability to split double teams. He has a good spin move to either side and has the power to bull rush his opponent up the middle as well. He does have a tendency, however, to get a little upright at times when rushing the quarterback.

Excellent play-recognition skills allow Suh to be even more disruptive, often putting him in position to break up screens and dump-offs to the running back. He's an intelligent player with great awareness, as well as a vocal leader both on and off the field.

If there's a concern that might cause him to fall below Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle it might be concern about his knees. Suh was a medical redshirt after just two games of his freshman season so he could have surgery to repair a torn meniscus he suffered in high school. Another knee surgery in the spring of 2007 affected his play the following season. Obviously teams will look closely at his medical records before the draft to determine the risks involved.

Suh could end up playing the three-technique or nose tackle in a 4-3 defense, or he could end up being highly effective as an end in a 3-4 set.

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