Heading into the 2010 draft, I saw DT Ndamukong Suh as the best player available regardless of position. He has lived up to those expectations. In fact, he has surpassed them.
Rarely do defensive tackles enter the league and make such a big impact right away. It is seldom discussed, but this is one of the hardest positions to become accustomed to at this level. The men blocking are much stronger and far more technically sound. Everything happens much faster in very tight quarters and reading the blocking schemes is much more difficult to do so quickly. But none of that has slowed down this marvelous player. And, like all rookie defensive tackles, he should only improve as he further refines his recognition skills.
As a run defender right now, Suh is only average, but he still demands a lot of attention from opposing blocking schemes. As a pass-rusher, he is out of this world. Suh dominated the Redskins' offensive line in Week 8. At this time next year, it wouldn't be a surprise if Suh were mentioned with the likes of Kevin Williams and Haloti Ngata as one of the best defensive tackles in the game. He sure looks like the Defensive Rookie of the Year to me.
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