Detroit Lions Update: Ndamukong Suh Raw but Talented (Photos)

August 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There were many things that caught my eye at Detroit Lions practice today, but I am going to concentrate on the man most of you want an update about.
Ndamukong Suh. 
First the good news, there are many reasons to be excited about Suh. 
He showed flashes of why he deserved to get drafted as high as he did.  He has that magical combination of speed and power that others can only dream about.  In time he will be a very good defensive tackle.
Now the bad news, it is not going to happen anytime soon. 
What I saw today was a raw player. 
It is without a shadow of a doubt that he is more skilled than the offensive lineman he is practicing against.  Most of practice he was going up against Stephen Peterman. 
Talent wise this is a mismatch, however time and again Peterman made up for his deficiencies by outsmarting Suh.  From nonchalantly holding him on the inside of his shoulder blades, where it probably would not ...

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