With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The Rams draft Suh because not only is he the best talent on the board, he's the safest selection on the board. I can't remember the last time a DL came out with his combination of power, quickness, and technique. This is not a guy who has been living off superior athletic talent his whole collegiate career. He brings the total package from day one in the NFL and displays secondary moves that many 3rd and 4th year DLs have yet to develop into effective weapons.
This also allows the Rams to move Adam Carriker out to the more ideal position of strong side end, and gets Jake Long over to the weak side. This Rams organization will not be making any attempts to bring Leonard Little back so not only is this #1 overall pick nearly cap neutral (if there was a cap this year), it also sets up perfectly for Long to have a breakout season in 2010 alongside Suh.
Originally Posted by NFL.com Combine Report
Suh is an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism. He isnít a massive body but has enough power to play as a nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme or as a 4-3 defense tackle or end. He utilizes excellent hand strength and quickness to control defenders. Suh is often unblockable for one offensive lineman and draws many double teams from opposing offenses. He shows great range to make plays outside the tackle box and is quick to shed blockers to get to the ball. Suh is a disruptive lineman that can create havoc with penetration versus the running game. Suh has developed an expanded pass rush package with counters coming off his initial power move. His production, power, athleticism, technique and versatility make him arguably the best interior defender in this years draft. Suh is a dominating player that projects as an impact defender in his rookie season.
Suh has a supreme blend of power and explosiveness from the defensive tackle spot. Possesses great size and strength to hold up at the point of attack in the running game or bull rush the pocket. Uses his athleticism and instincts to chase down running plays. Highly-competitive performer with a big-time motor. Terrific hand use to disengage against the run. Suhís been a highly-productive and versatile player during his career.
Not many weaknesses in Suhís game. Durability is one minor area of concern. Sustained a knee injury in 2005 which required surgery and resulted in a medical redshirt. Dealt with another knee injury during spring drills in 2007. Did remain healthy from that point forward.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.98
20 Yrd Dash: NA
10 Yrd Dash: NA
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 32
Vertical Jump: 35.5"
Broad Jump: NA
20 Yrd Shuttle: NA
3-Cone Drill: NA