SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears was recently texting with a Dallas Cowboys scout, who paid Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen a big compliment.
“I was texting back and forth with one of the scouts from the Cowboys, who I am not going to mention is name,” Spears said. “He was telling me he’s probably as complete of a defensive lineman they’ve seen since (Ndamukong) Suh.”
The former Nebraska star, now with the Miami Dolphins, may have caught word of the conversation because on Tuesday, Suh sent out a tweet vying for a defensive tackle to win the Heisman.
Don't snub another dominate DT, we all know defense wins championships. #Heisman
— Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) October 25, 2016
The tweet comes on the heels of Allen’s dominant performance against Texas where he collected six tackles, a sack and a touchdown coming off a fumble recovery.
Following the performance, multiple media members pondered the possibility of Allen landing in the Big Apple for December’s Heisman Trophy presentation.
Suh was one of four players invited to New York in 2009, alongside Alabama’s Mark Ingram (winner), Stanford’s Toby Gerhart and Texas’ Colt McCoy. He received the fourth-most votes before being selected by the Detroit Lions with the second pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Should Allen be selected as a finalist, he would be the first defensive player invited to New York since 2012 when Notre Dame linebacker Mati T’eo was a finalist.
So far on the year, Allen has accumulated 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and two touchdowns — the latest coming last weekend against Texas A&M.