Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh a top-5 player in NFLRank

The Miami Dolphins spent a whopping $114 million to land defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh this offseason. It turns out they paid to land a top-5 player in the NFL.

ESPN’s annual “NFL Rank” project was released on Tuesday. A panel of 71 voters across ESPN platforms filled out ballots to rank the top 100 players. Suh came in at No. 4 overall and was the top-rated defensive tackle.

Only J.J. Watt (No. 1) of the Houston Texans, Aaron Rodgers (No. 2) of the Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady (No. 3) of the New England Patriots were ranked higher than Suh.

The Dolphins are already seeing the benefits Suh brings to the defense. Suh demands constant double teams, which has allowed Miami’s other 10 defenders to run around and make plays. Miami’s first-team defense has allowed just three points in nearly four quarters of work this preseason.

Suh believes the Dolphins have the potential to be the NFL’s No. 1 defense. It will take another dominant year from Suh, who is a game-changer, to accomplish that goal.