With the excitement of the 2022 NFL Draft now behind us, it is time for teams to begin finalizing their rosters as offseason workouts and training camp will be upon us before you know it. Teams are pinpointing exact needs that are remaining on their rosters following the draft as well. One intriguing free agent left on the market is defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is drawing interest from both the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns.
Luckily for those teams, there are still several capable veterans that are still available. While there is always a frenzy at the beginning of free agency, sometimes the shrewdest teams are the ones that wait to see which players fall through the cracks and can sign later on.
We have already seen the New Orleans Saints take advantage of that following the draft. With the compensatory formula no longer in play, the Saints signed two veterans that will help them right away in safety Tyrann Mathieu and wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Both were standouts at LSU collegiately.
Another big-named player waiting to find his next landing spot is defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh. The intimidating defensive tackle has spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but could be on the move again.
The Buccaneers traded out of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, moving back and making the first selection of the second round. With the 33rd overall pick, they selected Houston defensive lineman, Logan Hall.
That’s two consecutive years that the Buccaneers’ first selection of the draft was a defensive lineman, so it is clear they are looking to make some adjustments with that unit. Where could we see Suh end up?
According to rumors, the Raiders and Browns could be the next landing spot for the former Nebraska standout.
Suh has remained productive and durable despite his age. Now 35, he has not missed a single game since 2011 and has back-to-back seasons of six sacks. He has at least seven tackles for loss in four out of the last five seasons as well, disrupting opponents in the backfield regularly.
Both the Raiders and Browns are looking to make some noise this season, so bringing in the veteran Suh would certainly help bolster their defenses. He wants to play for a contender after spending the last few seasons in Tampa Bay and both teams could find success in 2022 with the improvements made to their respective rosters this offseason.