Detroit sports radio was abuzz Wednesday after Ndamukong Suh seemingly suggested that he could have maneuvered his way around the Detroit Lions during the 2010 draft. "I think I said this from the very, very first day I got drafted," Suh said. "I'm here for a reason. I had an opportunity, probably a lot of you guys don't know, could have gone elsewhere when I was drafted. I had that decision in my hands -- I chose not to take because that's just the way I saw it." We can count Eli Manning and John Elway among the handful of players who have managed to pull off such a draft-day move away from one team and to another. However, Suh's former agent suggested Wednesday that ensuring Suh wouldn't land in Detroit was not an option on the table in '10. "Agent Roosevelt Barnes from Relativity Sports, who represented Suh until this past season, told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that 'pulling an Eli' was never discussed," wrote Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. "But Suh's camp did make it clear that the defensive tackle would have to be paid as the top player in the draft commensurate with 'once in a generation talent.'"
Did Suh really try to 'pull an Eli?'
ESPN | May 22