On the whole, the Detroit Lions are in a miserable state; but on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line will be charged with the decidedly difficult task of containing second-overall draft pick and Nebraska product Ndamukong Suh.
Suh already has 33 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception on the year, and it seems there’s little opposing offenses can do to slow him down. Lions’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who has been around such revered defensive units as the Ravens’ in the late 1990s, and the Titans’ through most of the past decade, is understandably liberal in his praise of the rookie.
"I've never seen a guy like Ndamukong that's come in and not only physically not had an issue, but he's gotten better every week," Schwartz said, per the Dallas Morning News. "You see offenses treat him the way that they do players who are perennial Pro Bowl players. You see the respect already on film from offenses, so you know that they think he's a good player."
To be sure, the Cowboys have taken notice, and are doing everything they can for the boy, or more accurately man named Suh.
"He plays better than your typical rookie lineman,” said guard Leonard Davis. "He's pretty active. He's a pretty big guy and he's got athleticism so when you've got a guy like that that plays with a high motor, downhill, he has to make plays."
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