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“He’s an impact player at an impact position,” Schwartz said. “He dominated games at times _ a lot like Ndamukong Suh dominated games. Turn the national championship game on, this guy was the best on the field.”

Schwartz insisted there will be enough playing time to go around.

“If we’re rotating three guys, they’re playing 45 snaps,” he said. “We can keep rolling waves. Ndamukong Suh probably played too much for us last year, too many snaps. You’re taking on 700 pounds of man every time you take on a double-team.”

Fairley has had private interviews with Denver (No. 2 pick), Buffalo (3), Cincinnati (4), Cleveland (6), Tennessee (8) and Washington (10), along with an under-the-radar chat with the Lions last week.

“I didn’t know how it was going to go,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen on draft day.”