The Los Angeles Rams have been dubbed one of the biggest winners in the offseason thanks to the bevy of star-studded additions they have made to the roster. As a result, a number of Rams’ players have made an appearance on the NFL Network’s ‘Top 100 Player of 2018’.
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth and cornerback Marcus Peters have already made an appearance on this coveted list. Now defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has finally checked in at No. 61, via NFL Network:
He's heading to LA in 2018.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 15, 2018
Suh’s debut on the list should hardly come as any surprise. He enjoyed modest production in the 2017 campaign with 47 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Regardless, it is clear that he has garnered respect from his peers as one of the best in the business. It seems they are well aware that the impact he has on a game goes far beyond what shows up on the stat sheet. It is for that reason that Los Angeles was so giddy at the prospect of signing him to a one-year, $14 million deal this offseason.
It should also be noted that Suh did not have the best of supporting casts around him during his time with the Miami Dolphins. Needless to say, that is certainly not the case anymore.
He will now have the luxury of playing alongside the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in Aaron Donald. Not to mention a couple of other stalwarts in Michael Brockers and Dominique Easley. Suh has spent his entire career taking on double teams as a primary focus of the offensive line. However, the Rams’ depth up front will allow him to take advantage of more one-on-one matchups.
Aside from Suh, the Rams also brought in a couple of All-Pro cornerbacks in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Peters has already clocked into this list at No. 79. Meanwhile, Talib will likely hear his name further along the countdown.