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Draft Lab: Evaluating the Big Suh

Nebraska's DT is far and away the best pro prospect in a loaded draft class

Updated: December 1, 2009, 12:55 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
SuhRon Chenoy/US PresswireSuh is a seemingly clear-cut choice for the Bucs, Browns or whomever ends up with the No. 1 pick this April.

One of the rarest things to find in a defensive player is the ability to dominate a game. In seven seasons of breaking down NFL games, I have seen multiple skill position players carry their teams, but in that time I have seen only two defensive players -- Dwight Freeney in 2003 and Jason Taylor in 2006 -- impact the game like the Tom Bradys and Peyton Mannings of the world.

After looking at tape from six games of Ndamukong Suh's season (vs. Texas Tech, vs. Iowa State, vs. Oklahoma, at Kansas, vs. Kansas State and at Colorado), I can now add a collegiate-level defender to that list. To say that his performance in these games was superb doesn't even do it justice.