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Thursday, August 29, 2013
#NFLRank: Ndamukong Suh is No. 16

By Kevin Seifert

Let's pick up ESPN's #NFLRank project now that it includes another member of the Detroit Lions. As you recall, the exercise was to rank the NFL's top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players.

Defense

16. Ndamukong Suh
Stats & Info: Since his rookie season in 2010, Suh has 19.0 sacks when lined up as an interior defensive lineman. Only Geno Atkins has more (21.0).
Seifert comment: Suh has the ability to be a top-5 player in the league. As he enters what amounts to a contract year, and with a healthy Nick Fairley playing alongside him, there is every reason to expect Suh to play like one this season.

The Lions' showing to date:

Offense
94. Quarterback Matthew Stafford

Defense
16. Suh
76. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley