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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh -- The Lions found their franchise quarterback last year in Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick. They found the lynchpin of their defense this year in Suh, the No. 2 overall pick. After years of making poor picks in the top 10, the Lions seem to have nailed it for the second straight draft, landing the most dominant player in college football. With two other new acquisitions -- Williams and end Kyle Vanden Bosch -- Suh turns the defensive line from a weakness into a strength.
A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/2 -- Ndamukong Suh, DT, 6-4, 307, Nebraska: Widely considered the best player in the draft, Suh can stop the run and rush the passer. The Lions added a difference-maker in the middle of a defense that has ranked last three years in a row. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/30/15 - DT Ndamukong Suh (seven tackles, two for loss) began to come alive a bit last week against Buffalo with four tackles, two for loss. However, Suh still hasn't been the disruptive force he was in training camp and preseason, or his previous five years in Detroit. Suh usually stays at left defensive tackle, but Miami moved him around a bit against Jacksonville. That might happen again this week, and Suh seems receptive.
"I've always prided myself on being able to play all four positions on the defensive line," he said. "I want to be able to understand them, and at the same time be able to execute and be productive from all of them. So that's what I go for, and my focus."
09/28/15 - DT Ndamukong Suh has seven tackles and no sacks. Suh, who has been low-profile with the media, didn't have much to offer in the way of an explanation for his performance.
"I'm trying to move as fast as I can and go from there," he said.
Asked why he's not playing at the same level in Miami that he played in Detroit, Suh was terse: "I think that's your opinion. At the end of the day, you have your opinion and we'll leave it at that."
09/23/15 - DT Ndamukong Suh sidestepped the question of whether he's been freelancing in the defense, which a report alleged after last week's 23-20 loss at Jacksonville.
"I think coach (Joe) Philbin addressed that, and I'll kind of leave it at that," Suh said.
Suh also said he wouldn't ever disobey the wishes of defensive coaches.
"What for?" he asked rhetorically. "That's my job to go out there and play as hard and fast as I can, with their direction."
09/13/15 - DT Ndamukong Suh, who signed a six-year, $114 million contract in March, was credited with just one solo tackle and one assist in his Dolphins debut on Sunday while going against Washington rookie RG Brandon Scherff.
08/20/15 - DT Ndamukong Suh was as dominant as expected during joint workouts at Carolina. Suh has led an aggressive attack by the defensive line throughout training camp, and they might be called upon to do even more with FS Louis Delmas (knee) sidelined, weakening the secondary. Suh has done well raising the level of the line, but it'll be interesting to see if he can raise the level of the entire defense.