Ndamukong Suh putting up the numbers

October, 28, 2010
10/28/10
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Pop quiz: Who leads NFL defensive tackles in sacks?

You got it.

(Was the headline a spoiler?)

It's the NFC North's own preseason rookie of the year. The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh has been credited with 4.5 sacks through six games this season. I'm not sure how many people outside of the division are aware of how consistent and dynamic Suh has been, but at this point I think we have to start tracking his sack totals in the context of Pro Bowl candidacy.

Obviously, sacks aren't the only criteria for making the Pro Bowl. But for rookies and other first-time possibilities, they are the first thing voters will notice. So as we approach the midway point of the season, here is how NFL defensive tackles stack up in that department:

Ndamukong Suh (DET): 4.5
Barry Cofield (NYG): 3.0
Sedrick Ellis (NO): 3.0
Antonio Garay (SD): 3.0
Terrance Knighton (JAX): 3.0

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