Terrell Suggs is a freak. And not just because his 6-3, 270 lbs frame has played all 11 defensive positions in his six year career with the Baltimore Ravens, but also because he entered the NFL at the tender age of 20 years old. Think about that for a second; what were you doing when you were 20? I’ll tell you what I damn sure wasn’t doing; taking on full grown men in hand to hand physical combat on a national stage every Sunday.
But Terrell Suggs did and he responded immediately with a 12 sack rookie season, earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2003. Suggs has 48 sacks over his first six years in the league but even that doesn’t convey how valuable he is to his team. Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan’s exotic blitz schemes would look far more plain if it wasn’t for Suggs versatility, meaning the value of his contributions can’t just be measured on the stat sheet. Suggs athleticism and ability to be used in any scheme at any time has been as valuable a contribution to the evolution of defense in the NFL.