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LA Rams DT Ndamukong Suh lands at No. 36 on PFF’s Top 50

The No. 2 overall pick from the 2010 NFL Draft is set to stop, drop, shut ‘em down, and open up shop for the team that picked No. 1 overall that year.

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The St. Louis Rams selected Sam Bradford No. 1 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. But Ndamukong Suh - drafted second by the Detroit Lions - was a selection the Rams (had to have) seriously considered.

Fast forward nine seasons, and here we are — with Suh set to line up along the Rams’ defensive front. Unlike Bradford, Suh hasn’t sustained a slew of season-ending injuries, and is still viewed as one of the most dominant players at his position.

Pro Football Focus is ranking their Top 50 players heading into the 2018 season and Suh, unsurprisingly, lands admirably. Here’s what they had to say about the Rams’ newest addition to their 3-4 front:


Suh signed a monster contract with the Miami Dolphins off the back of his rookie deal in Detroit and if anything, was even better during his tenure in Miami. His last three PFF grades (92.5, 89.3, 90.9) were all better than any single year he had with the Lions. Suh is dominant against the run and as a pass-rusher, and really the only flaw in his game is a monstrous volume of penalties on a consistent basis. He has 10-plus penalties in the last four consecutive seasons and 42 just in his three years playing in Miami.

Pair him up with Michael Brockers, and (hopefully sooner than later) Aaron Donald, and the Rams are set to wreck opposing offensive lines in 2018.

Stay tuned. Odds are PFF is set to highlight a few more Rams’ studs as they continue to narrow down the league’s top players.