With All Eyes on Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley Could Be the Steal of Free Agency

February 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ndamukong Suh will become one of the most coveted free-agent defensive players in NFL history if he reaches the open market in March. 
Following right behind him will likely be fellow free agent Nick Fairley, who is currently flying under the radar as one of free agency's potential bargain buys.
There's certainly no questioning Suh's value. Drafted No. 2 overall in 2010, Suh has been uniquely disruptive, productive and reliable—providing 36 sacks, five All-Pro selections and zero missed games due to injury. He will rightfully command a new contract nearing or exceeding $100 million total and $50 million guaranteed.
Fairley is much harder to pin down, in terms of both on-field ability and contractual value. 
His four-year career with the Detroit Lions is splattered with flashes of brilliance, bouts of inconsistency and issues with availability. Since the Lions drafted him with the 13th pick in 2011, Fairley has produced just 13.5 sacks and four forced...

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