Timmy Jernigan plans to play like Ndamukong Suh in the NFL

AP

The league office doesn’t always like the way Ndamukong Suh plays. But one draft prospect says he loves the way Suh plays, and plans to emulate it in the NFL.

Former Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan said today that Suh is the player he most looks up to.

I love Ndamukong Suh,” Jernigan said. “I love the way he plays the game, his mindset, the mentality, the nastiness he plays with. The guy’s lethal. You can tell that with the way he plays. That’s the way you have to play this position especially on that level. If you don’t play the game with an attitude, you really won’t make it too long playing inside.”

Jernigan is viewed by some observers as the best defensive tackle in this year’s draft. If he can play the game like Suh, he’ll be one of the best defensive tackles in the league. Especially if he can manage Suh’s impact without Suh’s penalties.