Name: Terrell Suggs School: Arizona St Year: 3Jr
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 260 40: 4.61 Pos: DE
Bio: Junior eligible who impacted the program as a true freshman. Totaled 73 tackles with 31.5 tackles for loss and 24 sacks last season, also accumulating 1 interception and defending 3 passes. Garnered multiple honors in 2002 including All-America and All-Conference selections, winning the inaugural Ted Hendrick's Award, the Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Also named PAC 10 Defensive Player of the Year after setting the NCAA record for sacks in a season and leading the nation in tackles for loss. Junior totals were 42/18/10 after 48/16/10 his first year in college. Holds both the single season and career records for sacks and tackles for loss at Arizona State. Recently worked out poorly for scouts running a pair of forty's in the 4.8 range and completing 19 repetitions on the bench. Working out again on April 18th. Weighed in around the 260-pound mark in the postseason, though his playing weight may be a little less.
Pos: Explosive defender who controls the game from a variety of spots on the field. Quick off the snap out of a three point stance, smooth changing his direction and immediately alters his angle of attack, pursuing and catching ball carriers from the backside. Displays a quick inside move, easily adjusts off the first block and relentless chasing the ball carrier. Deceptively strong in his upper body, redirects and uses his hands to stay off blocks. Fast in a straight line or laterally and keeps his pads low to the ground, playing with leverage. Effective off the line of scrimmage in pass coverage and productive playing in space. Gives good effort and can be a one-man wrecking crew.
Neg: Lacks bulk, size and has difficulty getting off blocks once engaged with bigger lineman. Seemingly takes wide angles at times hoping to avoid lineman altogether.
Analysis: Tremendous force who continually alters the momentum of the game with his abilities to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Consistency to make plays in the backfield almost rivals his willingness to defend the run. Would be productive stood up over tackle in a three-four scheme or equally effective as a defensive end positioned next to a wide bodied tackle. Anyway you cut it should make his presence known early into his rookie season.