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Ndamukong Suh the No. 9 defensive player

Ndamukong Suh is one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. His talent has made him one of the best players in the league and a dominant defensive tackle. How he sometimes roughs up quarterbacks and others, though, has brought him a bunch of scrutiny.

Based on his play, however, there is little doubt he is in the Top 10.

Suh was one of two Detroit Lions players to be in the Top 10 of the #NFLRank project on either offense or defense and he comes in at No. 9 on defense. Calvin Johnson was named the top offensive player in the NFL from our 90-person panel.

Combined, they are two of the most dominant players in the NFL and last season they combined to be the two most feared players in the league.

Suh's skills are special for a defensive tackle. He is an elite pass-rusher who is also strong against the run. His size and speed make him capable of lining up outside on the end in some situations, and he commands double teams on almost every play.

It isn't a shock at all that he is in the Top 10 among defensive players. If anything, I'm kind of surprised he wasn't higher on the list, but because of the position he plays, his statistics sometimes don't explain exactly how good he is.