Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
I watched part of the game tonight and he didn't seem to get great push on the QB. That may be because the game was being played in a hurricane. I noticed that he dropped into coverage a few times which is pretty unusual for a DT so he is obviously pretty athletic for a big ugly.
To me, its really hard for a defensive lineman to look good vs the spread offense (which is partly why I'm not a big fan of college football), because QBs make quick reads and get rid of the ball quickly. Plus, they only run a draw play out of the shotgun.
But yesterday, I thought he displayed the athleticism to dominate as 3-4 DE. Kiper has him ranked as top 3 prospect behind Bradford and Berry.
I don't think I would want Suh to play NT. He has way too much playmaking ability to just take up blockers. It would be nice if Balmer developed into an NT but it looks like he'll be a DE.