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Rookie Year: 10 sacks, 1 INT, 48 tackles, 17 assists, 1 forced fumble, 3 passes defensed
Sophomore Year: 4 sacks, 0 INT, 26 tackles, 13 assists, 0 forced fumbles, 0 passes defensed
Ndamukong Suh lived up to his rep in 2010, as he made a real nuisance of himself across the league in his rookie season. He was the first Detroit Lion chosen for the Pro Bowl as a starter since Barry Sanders (though he didn't play due to a shoulder injury).
Suh also scored a touchdown and attempted an extra point.
In his rookie season, Suh was also named to the All-Pro Team and was the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
A combination of things happened to decrease his effectiveness in 2011. The rest of the team around him struggled to draw attention away from Suh, leaving offenses to double- and triple team him. Suh was also suspended for two games due to "stomping" on Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh has also been criticized as being one-dimensional, especially by analyst and former defensive lineman Warren Sapp. Sapp isn't totally wrong, as Suh tends to show very little variety in his pass-rushing moves over the first three years of his career. That said, he has the athletic ability and strength to overcome that quite often.
Suh's overall stats fell, though the attention did help some of the surrounding players make plays. Ultimately though, they were never the threat he was, and so, the overall defense was not as good as it could be.
In 2012, with the emergence of Nick Fairley, Suh rebounded. But his sophomore production was a big drop-off from his rookie work.
Andrew Garda is the former NFC North Lead Writer and a current NFL analyst and video personality for Bleacher Report. He is also a member of the fantasy football staff at Footballguys and the NFL writer at CheeseheadTV.com. You can follow him at @andrew_garda on Twitter.