Jets head coach Rex Ryan compares Ndamukong Suh to Warren Sapp

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Jets head coach Rex Ryan had high praise for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh when speaking with the Detroit media Wednesday.

"Suh is probably as close to Warren Sapp as I’ve seen, just a phenomenal player," Ryan said, according to Rod Beard of The Detroit News.

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Sapp played 13 years in the NFL with the Buccaneers and Raiders. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Both Suh and Sapp have been successful rushing the quarterback despite being interior linemen. Sapp averaged 7.4 sacks per season throughout his career, while Suh averaged 6.9 sacks through his first four seasons. 

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Suh's Lions and Ryan's Jets play Sunday at the Meadowlands.

- Dan Gartland