Biography: Thee-year starter awarded All-Conference and all-American honors since his junior season. 2009 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as well as being named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Senior totals included 82/23/12 with one pass intercepted. Junior numbers included 76/19/7.5 with two interceptions.
Positives: Large, strong dominant defensive lineman who impacts the game in a variety of ways. Plays with a great amount of explosion, quickness as well as suddenness. Flashes on the scene, shows a good head for the ball and the ability to pursue the action. Plays with good lean, works his hands throughout the action and consistently doubled or tripled on the inside by opponents. Immediately alters his angle of attack and a solid pass rusher. Fluid chasing the action to the flanks, chases hard to get involved, and also displays the ability to make plays in open space. Has a nasty attitude and aggressively hunts ball handlers. Relatively instinctive, quick locating the ball, and slides off blocks laterally to make plays against the run. Solid change of direction, resilient, and works his hands to protect himself.
Negatives: Does not show the brute force or ability to drive opponents off the line. Possesses more of a short burst of speed that he struggles to sustain.
Analysis: Suh has been a game changer on the college level and a defensive lineman who takes over the action. He possesses the athleticism and size to be used as a conventional tackle or two-gap end. He offers a great amount of upside and his approach to the game will enable him to quickly break into a starting lineup at the next level.
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