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Potential landing destinations for Ndamukong Suh

WIth reports of the Los Angeles Rams' interest in the dominating tackle, there are now three legitimate candidates for Suh's services.


Kahron Spearman


Free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is arguably the biggest name on the market, with a number of teams in hot pursuit of the disruptive pass rusher. One note: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on ESPN NFL Live's free agency show that Suh's most important will be money. This means wins are important, but he's evidently looking for secure the bag.

Here are the teams most likely to gain his services.

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee has been aggressive, already signing star cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back Dion Lewis. GM Jon Robinson wants a championship-level roster. However, per ESPN, Robinson wants a combination of elite talent and positive work culture - which Suh hasn't exactly been the best example of during his career.

He would shore up their line, even in a 3-4 alignment that Suh's never played in, making the Titans secondary even more explosive and dangerous.

The thing about Suh that people don't realize is he's an elite player, but he's got elite intelligence and his work ethic is elite off the charts. That's what makes the guy great. That's what makes him special. Not just great player. Elite intelligence, elite work ethic. I love the guy.

Terrell Williams
Defensive line coach, Tennessee Titans

Los Angeles Rams

It's a less than an ideal fit because Suh and all-world tackle Aaron Donald take up the same position in a vacuum. While extremely powerful, he lacks bulk of traditional 3-4 nose tackles to take up the required spacing. But that is nitpicking frankly - he's going to be successful anywhere on the line. What he always does well is get pressure upfield and attack to the quarterback with an incredible force and speed ratio. Teams will pay a pretty penny for those skills.

New Orleans Saints

After signing safety Kurt Coleman and nickel corner Patrick Robinson this off-season, Suh may see New Orleans' already dynamic secondary as one that can help him accumulate those coverage sacks while working alongside defensive end Cam Jordan. It doesn't hurt that he'd be playing with a proven Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees.

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