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To be fair to 'snacks", when he can go 100% he can be a dominant force in the middle. His problem has always been that he can't go 100% for more than 2 or 3 plays at a time before he gets exhausted. I am not sure if it is some kind of medical condition or just lack of effort that causes this. If he could ever get to the point where he can go full out for extended periods he could be a very good defensive lineman. We need a guy like that.
That was always the thing that impressed me about Suh. He would just dominate the opponent's offensive linemen on every play, and we rarely would take him out of a game.
Do you actually watch any of the games last year. He played plenty of snaps in games. He actually had what I would call a break out season. He needed a RS year to develop and didn't get it.
It's funny how guys always remember Suh as this extremely dominant player, which he was, for 2 years. He was very productive as a Jr and a Sr. Not nearly as productive as a Soph. He barely played as a RS freshman.
There are very few defensive or offensive linemen that come on to a team and are completely dominant from day 1. It just doesn't happen. Playing on the lines is for mature bodies and is a highly technical position. It takes time to learn the position. Even Suh needed time to develop. Steve Warren was an All American his senior year. It was a break out year for him before that he could never stay healthy. He had 1 really good year.
The problem with most peoples memories, and Nebraska's defensive linemen, is that they always had tons of depth. Defensive linemen were usually never any more than a 2 year starter back when Nebraska was really good. Occasionally you had the 3 year starter Jason Peter was that, but even then he red shirted and was a back up his RS Freshman year and didn't play a ton in 1994.