Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and wide receiver Calvin Johnson are the most intimidating players in the NFL, according to an ESPN.com survey of 320 players.
The survey asked the players, "Who is the most feared player in the NFL?"
Suh led all players with 61 votes (19 percent), and Johnson followed with 58 votes (18.1 percent). Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was third in the polling with 7.7 percent of the vote.
"If it's feared from the context of they don't want to play against me and they are worried about how I may affect the game and affect the offense, it's definitely appreciated," Suh said. "It's definitely seen as a plus and a positive. Guys have respect for you, just like guys have respect for Calvin.
"I'm surprised I edged him out, but hopefully I don't have to edge him out and we can just be co-winners. I prefer that."
Suh had 49 tackles, 5.5 sacks and six pass breakups this season. Johnson had 84 catches for 1,492 yards with 12 touchdowns.
"Well, the fact that you're doing something right and that you're doing it consistently," Johnson said. "You can't be inconsistent and teams game plan and scheme for you. So I just enjoy the fact that I'm doing it on a consistent basis."
The Lions are 11-21 the past two seasons.