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Ndamukong Suh hits harder than Ray Lewis, Kris Jenkins

The NFL has tests in place to see how fast a draft prospect can run, how high or far he can jump, and how much weight he can lift. But what about how hard a prospect can hit?

The folks at ESPN’s Sport Science have such a test, in which players run as fast as they can into a crash-test dummy. And they recently put Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh through the paces.

The result? Suh hit the crash test dummy with more than 3,200 pounds of force. According to Sport Science, that means he hits harder than Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, both of whom have gone through the Sport Science test.

I’m not sure how much this test really means. But I am sure it would be fun to see the NFL add it to the scouting combine.

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53 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh hits harder than Ray Lewis, Kris Jenkins”
  1. hnirobert says: Apr 11, 2010 8:37 AM

    It means he’s way younger and stronger than the two.
    PFT = a place for non stories.

  2. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 11, 2010 8:40 AM

    Careful, Ray Ray will start whining.

  3. RIP__21 says: Apr 11, 2010 8:43 AM

    Haynesworth was anonymously voted the stronger player in football. I’d like to see him take that test!

  4. Child_Please! says: Apr 11, 2010 8:50 AM

    How hard does does Tiger’s wife hit?
    She sure put that caublasian out of sight for awhile.

  5. lilhopo says: Apr 11, 2010 8:52 AM

    a beast

  6. Randy Inman says: Apr 11, 2010 8:53 AM

    Did he do that stupid Lewis dance when he hit it?

  7. TampaJoey says: Apr 11, 2010 9:04 AM

    @ RIP__21 says: April 11, 2010 8:43 AM
    Haynesworth was anonymously voted the stronger player in football. I’d like to see him take that test!
    _______________________
    I think that was just in the foot stomping category

  8. august says: Apr 11, 2010 9:12 AM

    Haynesworth was anonymously voted the stronger player in football. I’d like to see him take that test!
    Well if we don’t know who voted for him, being that it was aonoymous, it has no merit. Perhaps is was the society of chambermaids that voted. Dumbass.

  9. late19832001 says: Apr 11, 2010 9:19 AM

    PFTiswhatitis says: April 11, 2010 8:40 AM Careful, Ray Ray will start whining…
    Lol….. I agree with that…. He always crying bout something….

  10. Ravenmuscle says: Apr 11, 2010 9:22 AM

    Ray Ray is a sure fire first ballot Hall Of Famer and has stood the test of time..14 years. Still playing at a high level and his off season workout regimen is unmatched to go along with 3% body fat.
    He can dance all he wants.

  11. Ravenmaniac says: Apr 11, 2010 9:29 AM

    late198320000000120544…….you are right he is always crying about something….example?????

  12. shibacle says: Apr 11, 2010 9:32 AM

    but does he hit harder than Ivan Drago?

  13. brasho says: Apr 11, 2010 9:50 AM

    This is something that should be used at the combine because you never know when a guy in the NFL is going to stand there like a dummy and let somebody hit him.
    I think whoever thinks this is a good idea is probably a dummy and should be the one used for this test at the combine.

  14. Wipackman says: Apr 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    I tell you ……If the Rams pass on this guy they will really regret it….. Take him and then work to trade up later for Colt McCoy who will be better than Bradford anyway….. As Suh matures he will be like Reggie White .

  15. Tre-nitty says: Apr 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    This is a classic example of reaching for a story.

  16. F*DeSmithANDObama says: Apr 11, 2010 10:07 AM

    3% body fat? I don’t think so. He has 8 lbs of fat flabby from each of his biceps! That murderer is over the hill.

  17. ccoolahan14 says: Apr 11, 2010 10:22 AM

    Ray Lewis is the hardest hitter in NFL history. If you disagree, then you’re an idiot who hasn’t been watching.

  18. TheJoeMan says: Apr 11, 2010 10:24 AM

    Force is the product of mass and acceleration. Suh clearly has more mass than Lewis, and I guess he can accelerate better than Kris Jenkins. (yeah, I was a physics major).

  19. venis2k1 says: Apr 11, 2010 10:36 AM

    Anyone with a basic understanding of physics can tell you that Force= Mass x Acceleration.
    Suh is big (over 50 lbs heavier than Ray Lewis) and Fast, this should suprise no one.
    If you really wanted a story, Bruce Campbell and Trent Williams at 315 and running 4.78 and 4.82 seconds respectivly should be among the nfls “hardest hitters” day one.

  20. paynskii says: Apr 11, 2010 10:45 AM

    Please Detroit take this guy! I agree with ccoolahan14.

  21. theravenlives2 says: Apr 11, 2010 10:54 AM

    PFTiswhatitis says: April 11, 2010 8:40 AM Careful, Ray Ray will start whining…
    Lol….. I agree with that…. He always crying bout something….
    ————————————————-
    Yet, if I either of the teams you clowns root for were to trade for him, he’d be your favorite player tomorrow…funny how that happens.

  22. QJ1984 says: Apr 11, 2010 10:56 AM

    That sounds cool and all but thats some scary stuff. Thats enough force to kill someone. At what point are these guys to big, to fast, and to strong?

  23. lotusfather says: Apr 11, 2010 11:00 AM

    “ccoolahan14 says: April 11, 2010 10:22 AM
    Ray Lewis is the hardest hitter in NFL history. If you disagree, then you’re an idiot who hasn’t been watching.”
    Dick Butkus.

  24. tenakeytyrant9 says: Apr 11, 2010 11:04 AM

    nfl history? really!?!? smh

  25. Banjaxed says: Apr 11, 2010 11:10 AM

    there are so many variables to take into consideration – that it would be virtually impossible to rank such a person
    1. speed of the hitter
    2. speed of the guy getting hit
    3. area of the body doing the hitting
    4. area of the body getting hit
    5. amount of adrenaline running through the hitter (usually hit harder when you’re all jacked up)
    6. and most importantly – that there are people measuring all of those at the same time
    AND
    it is measured for every single hard hit during every game

  26. TexansMike says: Apr 11, 2010 11:12 AM

    Ray Lewis is the hardest hitter in NFL history. If you disagree, then you’re an idiot who hasn’t been watching.
    ————————————————–
    Guess you never saw Ronnie Lott or Jack Lambert play!!!!

  27. Craigsramsfan1960 says: Apr 11, 2010 11:21 AM

    Haynesworth was a no show lol

  28. Gaiterdan65 says: Apr 11, 2010 11:34 AM

    # hnirobert says: April 11, 2010 8:37 AM
    It means he’s way younger and stronger than the two.
    PFT = a place for non stories.
    # Tre-nitty says: April 11, 2010 9:54 AM
    This is a classic example of reaching for a story.
    DO YOU GUYS THINK YOUR ADDING SOMETHING TO THIS WEBSITE. Look, this is a RUMOR website, you dumb c*nts, not news, go to NFL.com where you can’t post any replies if you want straight news.
    You people who shit on this website, but come and leave comments on every so called non story drive me crazy.
    I hope your both hit by buses.

  29. 27Rice says: Apr 11, 2010 11:34 AM

    Hits harder than Ray Lewis? Hmmmm…I’m sorry, what professional football player has Suh hit? Oh yeah….that’s right……he hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet!
    You really want to know who hits harder? Ask Eddie George…….ask Bam Morris……ask Ochocinco…..ask Chad Jackson…Kellen Winslow…..Tiki Barber……etc ETC ETC!!!
    What a ridiculous discussion.
    Anyone that disagrees with this OBVIOUSLY is a Ray hater. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

  30. #17AffirmativeActionQB says: Apr 11, 2010 11:39 AM

    #21 Sean Taylor hit harder than anyone I’ve ever seen.

  31. Mean D says: Apr 11, 2010 11:56 AM

    Somehow I get the feeling that no way will Ndamukong be the whining fool that Ray Ray is.

  32. FumbleNuts says: Apr 11, 2010 11:59 AM

    “Suh hit the crash test dummy with more than 3,200 pounds of force.”
    This guy is a human wrecking machine!

  33. TheVillain112 says: Apr 11, 2010 12:20 PM

    I think a lot of you posters have developed PFT’s style of whiny and bitchy posts.

  34. lionskeet says: Apr 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    theravenlives2 says:
    April 11, 2010 10:54 AM
    PFTiswhatitis says: April 11, 2010 8:40 AM Careful, Ray Ray will start whining…
    Lol….. I agree with that…. He always crying bout something….
    ————————————————-
    Yet, if I either of the teams you clowns root for were to trade for him, he’d be your favorite player tomorrow…funny how that happens.
    Definately wouldn’t be my favorite player. Megatron would still hold that title. Mainly because he’s never been accused of murder. Oh and if Ray Ray was traded, how many years would he have left? He’s starting to show his age.

  35. Dixon29 says: Apr 11, 2010 12:30 PM

    TexansMike says: April 11, 2010 11:12 AM
    Ray Lewis is the hardest hitter in NFL history. If you disagree, then you’re an idiot who hasn’t been watching.
    This is a ridiculous statement. Go look up Steve Atwater, Ronnie Lott, and Eric Turner. There are 3 SAFETIES who hit harder then he does.
    The only reason that you and some others think Ray is so great is because he runs his mouth in the pregame huddle. Ray is only what he is on the field because of guys like Tony Siragusa and Haloti Ngata. Remember a couple years back when Ray begged the Ravens for help up front?
    Remember, “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to then to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States.

  36. MakingitRain says: Apr 11, 2010 12:31 PM

    I would love to see that at the combine. It could replace the DT long jump. Which seems like some real important info on a DT.

  37. TheToolofTools says: Apr 11, 2010 12:40 PM

    Did the dummy look like Chris Berman?
    He’s so ugly and stupid it would be dummy abuse !

  38. ccoolahan14 says: Apr 11, 2010 12:56 PM

    Guess you never saw Ronnie Lott or Jack Lambert play!!!!
    —————–
    I guess you never saw Ray Lewis play. If even half of the gigantic hits he’s had were on youtube there wouldn’t even be a question. I’ve seen Ronnie Lott get ran over…BAD (ala B. Jacobs vs. L. Landry) on multiple occasions. Jack Lambert was a 220 lb LB who was slower and significantly weaker than Ray Lewis, who weighed 250 lbs with 3% body fat in his prime, and now weighs 260 lbs with probably about 6% body fat. Yeah, I think I’d prefer to be hit by Lambert.
    The two hardest hits of anyone in the league last year:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuwMLy86BD4&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zls1tOMEsKk&feature=related
    (don’t say it was helmet to helmet, it wasn’t and it can be proven)
    The two hardest hits of anyone in the league the year before last (w/possible exception of Ryan Clark hitting a 5’8″ receiver)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-I4h0s2jnU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLHYH7RwsJg
    And this doesn’t include potentially the third hardest hit of the year, his hit on Anthony Gonzalez (not on youtube despite it being on all of CBS’ commercials, or the hit when he broke Rashard Mendenhall’s shoulder with only two steps of momentum). Oh, and he was making these hits at the age of 34.

  39. RealDeal22 says: Apr 11, 2010 1:17 PM

    Just more hype surrounding suh. Oh and didnt sports science say that there was no Way New Orleans was going to win the super bowl this year bc drew brees is from the state of Texas?
    Sports Science is nothing but stupid bullshit

  40. edgy1957 says: Apr 11, 2010 1:23 PM

    I’m not sure how much this test really means. But I am sure it would be fun to see the NFL add it to the scouting combine.
    *********************************
    Let’s see how much those “manly” rugby players can do. They talk about NFL players as if they’re wusses because they don’t go back into games 2 or 3 times after they’ve been knocked out. I’d love to see how much force that THEY hit with.

  41. AllThat says: Apr 11, 2010 1:31 PM

    I heard Ray is better with a knife though.

  42. tleg81 says: Apr 11, 2010 1:40 PM

    I have never seen so many people hanging from Ray Rays nuts before….Who the hell cares what the dudes body fat is??? That means jack @!it in regards to how hard he can hit.
    I bet all you queers would love to rub tanning oil all over his sexy ripped abs too!
    HAHA, its amazing the sensitivity of Ravens fans. One comment about an incredible prospect, that scientifically displayed a more ferocious hit to a dummy, that good ole Ray Ray, and the Raven fans come out talking about his six pack abs. Hilarious

  43. forreal says: Apr 11, 2010 1:55 PM

    There’s a reason why this kid was a Heisman finalist, he’s quite special. The article does not specify as to WHEN Lewis and Jenkins did their test . . I would suspect when they were coming in the league, as well.

  44. KM91 says: Apr 11, 2010 1:55 PM

    Anyone who says Ray Lewis is the best hitter in history has obviously never seen Ronnie Lott or Jack Lambert play.

  45. Playoffs?! says: Apr 11, 2010 1:57 PM

    Suh is a complete beast. Rams need to make the right choice by drafting him and not that overrated QB from Oklahoma. Once in a decade type player…

  46. Playoffs?! says: Apr 11, 2010 1:57 PM

    How Mike Mayock has Gerald McCoy ahead of Suh is completely beyond me!

  47. RAIDERNATION_408 says: Apr 11, 2010 1:57 PM

    nobody and i mean NOBODY hits harder than TOM CABLE

  48. mickey ferr says: Apr 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    How often will Suh get that running start??? Ray Lewis will be hitting harder on the nfl fields.

  49. Norseman says: Apr 11, 2010 2:06 PM

    Butkus or Nitschke would make Ray Lewis cry like a 12-year-old girl.

  50. december says: Apr 11, 2010 5:15 PM

    nerds

  51. robert ethan says: Apr 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    If Roethlisberger gets suspended by the NFL there is a position waiting for him at ESPN.
    He has previous experience with the “crash test”, and the “dummy” part comes naturally to him.

  52. Beauregard says: Apr 11, 2010 9:09 PM

    Jack Tatum and Lawrence Taylor for my money.
    Their only modern counterpart would be
    Antonio Cromartie……LOL!!

  53. HamBurghlar says: Apr 12, 2010 9:49 AM

    But how hard can he STAB? Ray Ray got that record, hands down..

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