We talk about Ndamukong Suh so much it doesn't even feel like he just completed his rookie season. Seriously, we talk about how good he is and it really feels -- at least to me -- like he's already in the middle of a sure Hall of Fame career.
Soon Suh will be named amongst NFL Network's Top 100 players and the Detroit Free Press says Suh's name is coming up Suhhhhh-n, as this Sunday's episode is set to air players 51-60:
Spoiler alert for Sunday's edition of "The Top 100 Players of 2011" on the NFL Network: Ndamukong Suh's name is coming up as the weekly countdown continues for 51 through 60.
Suh is one of two Lions -- Calvin Johnson, you think? -- and five defensive tackles among the 100 picked by fellow players, the NFL Network says.
It's hard to believe that a ranking in the 51-60 range might be disappointing for a Lions DT entering only his second season in the league, but that's the kind of repute Suh has already built himself. And, really, it would be a disappointing (and unfair) ranking.
NFL.com's Brian Baldinger suggests Suh should be very high on the list [H/T Pride of Detroit]:
Most people will look at Suh’s 10.0 sacks, which is great, because that’s a difficult number to achieve. But Suh is so much more — and so much better — than just sacks. He plays the run and plays with violence. He chases plays down from behind. His recognition of plays is unbelievable considering most defensive linemen take a year to figure out the NFL game.
For Suh to have that recognition, and physically be able to play his position, makes him one of a kind. He really has no weaknesses in his game.