A popular question for prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine is which players they’ve modeled their game after.
Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd admitted he’s only watched the NFL since 2007, but the first name that came to mind was Ndamukong Suh.
“I did get a chance to know Ndamukong Suh in 2010, so we’ve got a good relationship,” he said. “I watched him play a couple times.”
Floyd met Suh at the Maxwell Football Club’s national awards dinner in 2009. Floyd, a Philadelphia native, was honored as the nation’s top high school player, and Suh was named the nation’s top college player after a dominant senior season at Nebraska.
Some draft pundits consider Floyd the top defensive tackle prospect among a talented group in this year’s draft.
“We got a chance to sit down and talk a little bit off the field and just bounce ideas and thoughts off of each other,” Floyd said. “He’s actually the exact same as I am off the field. I can’t speak for on the field yet.”
Although Floyd received advice from Suh, he said their conversation didn’t involve anything developmental.
“It was just a natural, normal conversation. Just two friends talking,” Floyd said.