The Green Bay Packers haven't always been known for making major moves in free agency. However, this offseason they've made quite a few splashes.
There's one more they need to try to make before it's all said and done though – Ndamukong Suh.
The defensive line of the Green Bay Packers isn't bad. It's bolstered by Mike Daniels and has some nice pieces like Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry.
Outside of Daniels though, they don't really have any studs. No one that the opposing offense is going to worry too much about. Therefore, it's not that hard to handle this defensive line. If you can contain Daniels, you're not too concerned about anything else.
Clark may be reaching that status, but hasn't dominated for long enough just yet.
This is all evident by the numbers. The Packers defensive line was led in sacks by Clark, with 6. After him, Dean Lowry had three and Mike Daniels had two. Montravius Adams had 1.5, and that was it for the defensive line. A combined 12.5 sacks.
It's not all about sacks though. The defensive line can be effective simply by disrupting the quarterback. Of course, stopping the run is a major key as well.
Daniels is a force in this area, and both Clark and Lowry are solid. Once again though, it all comes back to dominance and fear.
Clark and Lowry are both very solid in the running game. Clark even racked up nine tackles for loss last year. Neither of those two are dominant in the running game though, and neither are exactly feared.
That's where Ndamukong Suh comes in.
Suh is one of the most dominant and feared defensive tackles in recent memory.
Many will say he's not who he used to be. While that may be true, it doesn't mean he isn't still a force to be reckoned with. Even on a loaded Los Angeles Rams defense, Suh left his mark.
Last season, Suh picked up a fantastic 59 tackles (four for a loss). Adding him would make Clark and Lowry that much more dangerous in the running game.
He also picked up 4.5 sacks, which is impressive considering players like Aaron Donald were on his team to hoover up all the chances.
Most impressive though? Suh had an absurd 19 QB hits. That's as many as Clark, Daniels and Lowry combined. He gets to the quarterback thanks to his inhuman strength and incredible fast feet. That's something that hasn't gone away at all throughout his career – and it's an instant game-changer.
Suh also deflected more passes (4), than any of those three players last season. Finally, he appeared in all 16 games. That's something only Dean Lowry can boast about from last year.
In fact, Suh has appeared in 142 of 144 possible regular season games in his career. The only two games he missed were in 2011, due to a suspension.
Ndamukong Suh is far from done. He'll be 32 throughout next season and proved last year there's still a ton of value left in him.
At 6-4, 305lbs, he's an absolute unit who has all the skill in the world to back it up.
What's even crazier is the fact that the Packers can bring him in on a deal that wouldn't break the bank. He was afforded $14-million from the Rams last season, but there's no reason to believe the price tag would be that high this offseason.
The problem is, the longer the Packers wait, the higher the chance another team brings him in. Ndamukong Suh has proven time-and-again that he's a top-tier level talent on the defensive line. Bringing him in would make life easier for a lot of players on the defense.
Not only would it help Lowry and Clark grow while taking more pressure of Daniels. It would also make things 100-times easier for the new book in Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith. Having a force like Suh in the middle will free things up for them on the outside, giving them more opportunities at the quarterback.
He'll also eat up multiple blockers, giving Blake Martinez more free looks at the ball carrier.
In the end, Ndamukong Suh is someone that could help turn this Green Bay Packers defense into something special.
If they were smart, he'd be looking at a contract from them as soon as possible.