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Default Ndamukong Suh - Bust?

This guy was supposed to be the second coming of Reggie White. He was a dominant, brutal player in college, and he was a deserving #2 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

After spending his rookie season rushing the passer almost exclusively in Jim Schwartz's Wide-9 defensive line, he posted stellar numbers for a DT (10.0 sacks) and was voted Defensive Rookie of the Year, a Pro Bowler, and an All-Pro.

Since that 2010 rookie season? He has been average or worse. In many games he doesn't show up at all. He has completely failed to show the dominant line play that many people thought would become his hallmark in the NFL.

People in the NFL question his dedication and drive. Because Suh was heralded as a dominant defensive player throughout college and heading into the NFL, he probably just thought he could "show up" and dominate immediately. Suh probably lacks the fundamental work ethic and motivation to work at his craft and become better. In the NFL, being strong and/or fast often isn't enough - the best players also out-work and out-study everyone else in addition to being physically dominant.

Here's an article that quotes an anonymous scout on Suh:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...er_atl_sessler


What do you guys think? Is it safe to consider Suh a "bust" now because he has failed to be the dominant player we expected he would become after he was drafted #2 overall?
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