During a defensive lineman rush drill on the last day of organized team activities last week, Ndamukong Suh did something he rarely does.

He spoke.

Or, more accurately, he barked. He bellowed and he harrumphed.

“Where you at?” Suh yelled. “Where you at?”

It was directed at rookie Ziggy Ansah.

Suh might play a violent game very aggressively on Sundays. But most of the time in practice, he shows all the emotion of an accountant preparing a tax return.

Suh has talked about wanting to lead the Lions, especially after the departures of Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams. And perhaps exhorting the fifth overall draft pick with an earful during a friendly competition is an example of Suh’s brand of leadership.

“And it’s not necessarily chirping at each other,” Suh said. “We’re just communicating. Kyle was that guy last year and Kyle’s obviously not here, unfortunately due to the NFL and the way things go.

“But it gives me an opportunity to be able to do that. I’m not saying I didn’t do it last year, you just may not have seen it as much just because (we had) more of a collective group.”