Here is Jim Schwartz’s breakdown of his prized rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
“(He) had the skill set that we thought translated very well to what we wanted to do on defense,” Schwartz said. “We thought it was a good marriage between the job description of what we wanted and the player’s talent. There was an adjustment period for him.
“He played a lot of two gap in college and we were asking him to attack more and to get up the field a little bit more. That was something that he hadn’t been asked to do in college-but he’s played at a very, very high level. He has good numbers even though that’s not always the final determination of how you’re playing.
“The thing with Ndamukong is that every week he’s gotten a little bit better and he’s adapted very, very quickly. A lot of his improvements you see it in an offseason from first year to second year. He’s improved from week-to-week the way he plays blockers, the run game and also in the passing game. He just gets it.
“He’s got a really good motor. He’s really tough. He’s (an) outstanding athlete. He’s not only incredibly strong (but) he’s a very good athlete. He’s explosive. He’s very instinctive. He sees the football. He doesn’t get tied up on blockers and he’s a really hard worker. He’s an outstanding worker. He’s very serious about what he does. Almost to a fault, he’s very serious about football. He’s all business all the time. Those are the things that make him hard to block.”