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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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Draft Scout Ndamukong Suh News
12/15/14 - DT Ndamukong Suh played 59 of 69 snaps despite being ill during the week.
12/14/14 - DT Ndamukong Suh made four tackles, including a sack, in what may have been his last home game as a Lion. Suh will become a free agent after the season, and he could receive a record-setting contract for a defensive player. He has a career-high 18 tackles for loss with two regular-season games remaining, and his ability to draw double teams is a key reason why the Lions lead the NFL in rushing defense.
12/10/14 - DT Ndamukong Suh could be playing his final home game at Ford Field on Sunday. The second-overall pick in 2010, Suh said he hasn't thought about Sunday potentially being his last time playing at his home stadium for the past five years. And after talking about the possibility, Suh said it's not up to him whether or not he's in Detroit next year.
"No clue," he said when asked if Sunday will be his final home game with the Lions. "It's not my decision."
Pressed on where he expects to play next year, Suh deflected to his agent Jimmy Sexton.
"Go speak to Jimmy about that if you really want an answer to that question," he said.
Does that mean Sexton will decide Suh's team next year?
"It'll be Jimmy's decision, so we'll go with that," Suh said.
The Lions could make the decision to franchise Suh, though that would cost nearly $27 million, so the choice will most likely be on Suh or, apparently, his agent. And on the open market, he'd likely become the highest paid defensive player in the NFL because his $64.5 million rookie contract gives him enormous leverage after two All-Pro seasons and likely a third this year.
11/09/14 - DT Ndamukong Suh imposed his will throughout the game while making four tackles. He had three tackles for loss in the first half, including a sack, though his 15-yard face mask penalty late in the second led to a Miami field goal. He added a fumble recovery in the second half. "He has power, speed, he's smart and you see all that come into play out there," coach Jim Caldwell said.
10/12/14 - DL Ndamukong Suh had two of Detroit's eight sacks on Sunday, giving him 30 1/2 for his career, a new franchise record amongst defensive tackles.