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Fri, 10 May 2013 10:05:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have signed first-round draft choice DE Ezekiel Ansah to a five-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 10 May 2013 07:02:18 -0700
The Detroit Lions signed first-round pick DE Ezekiel Ansah to a deal that includes no offset language regarding his guaranteed money.
Tue, 07 May 2013 07:18:00 -0700
The Detroit Lions attempted to shop the No. 5 overall selection in the NFL Draft in hopes of moving down a few spots before finally deciding to select DE Ezekiel Ansah. The Lions spoke with the Buffalo Bills, who held the No. 8 overall pick; however, the Bills had no interest.
Wed, 01 May 2013 13:01:55 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he expects the teams high draft picks to be on the field quickly because of the needs of the team. "That's a fair statement, but it's also fair to say we had more holes coming into it, or more holes that we knew about, coming into this draft than we did last year," Mayhew said. "We do expect a lot of those guys, especially guys that we took early, to be on the field pretty quickly." First-round pick DE Ezekiel Ansah was drafted to replace DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. Second round pick CB Darius Slay will compete with CB Bill Bentley. Third round pick OG Larry Warford will likely replace OG Stephen Peterman.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:47:34 -0700
The Detroit Lions selected Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: The Lions' secondary is still a work in progress, so they're going to rely on a talented but unpolished pass rusher to improve their pass D. They might generate more sacks this way with that new front line, so they may become more playable eventually in big-play-leaning formats for DTs.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:51:16 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi said he believes Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah has the ability to play in either a 3-4 defensive alignment or a 4-3 defensive alignment.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:54:58 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to get a visit from Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:32:56 -0700
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to get a visit from Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:17:24 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:01:42 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:57:28 -0700
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah met with coaches from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:52:38 -0700
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah visited with coaches from the Oakland Raiders this week.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:08:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah in the near future.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:09:19 -0700
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 NFL Draft.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:48:56 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs recently worked out Brigham Young OT Braden Brown and DE Ezekiel Ansah.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:31:07 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to consider taking Oregon DE Dion Jordan or Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft if they are available when they pick.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:43:40 -0800
The Detroit Lions have the No. 5 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and while Alabama CB Dee Milliner is the popular pick in various mock drafts, the team could also look to Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah or Oregon DE Dion Jordan if they are unable to re-sign impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril. Florida State DE Bjoern Werner also could be a potential fit.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:52:13 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah solidified his status as a first-round pick in the NFL Draft following his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. He should be regarded as a top-15 pick at this point.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:54:39 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah posted a time of 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He finished with 21 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-10 broad jump, 7.11 seconds in the three-cone drill and 4.26 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:49:30 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah posted unofficial times of 4.62 and 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:59:53 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah measured in at 6-foot-5 1/4, 271 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:28:15 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers are believed to be interested in Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 defensive alignment.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:18:57 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he is not concerned that Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah has only played organized football since 2010 because Ansah was a fast learner when Schwartz coached him in the Senior Bowl. "It was interesting to see him being able to grasp new concepts. It's one thing when you're out of school for three or four years and you can sort of learn as you go, but to see him go in and improve every day in practice, and have the game that he had -- he had a very productive game -- I think he went a long way to answering a lot of questions about his background and his aptitude at a setting like the Senior Bowl. He put down some good game tape," Schwartz said.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:30:19 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah is a former member of his college's track team, competing in the 200-meter dash. Despite weighing in at 270 pounds, he has been timed in the low 4.6s in the 40-yard dash, and he has previously posted a 39-inch vertical leap. Ansah was named the Defensive Player of the Game in the Senior Bowl, and he'll look to keep up the hype with a strong showing at the combine.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:12:54 -0800
The Detroit Lions may look to take a defensive end with their first-round draft choice because DE Ronnell Lewis would be the only on under contract at the start of free agency. Texas A&M Damontre Moore, Florida State DE Bjoern Werner, University of Georgia DE Jarvis Jones, Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah and Louisiana State DE Barkevious Mingo could be options with the first pick.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:44:11 -0800
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah posted two sacks and a forced fumble in the Senior Bowl, but he still has a lot of work to do. "When I went out there to Mobile I heard all this buzz - (comparisons to New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul) and that kind of stuff," a scout said. "He isn't Pierre-Paul. He is not as shifty. He is not as urgent. He's not as slippery as a rusher. He's more powerful than he is a finesse guy. Pierre-Paul is a finesse guy and a power guy. I like Ansah but I think he is a project."
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:51:19 -0800
BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah is physically gifted but has plenty of developing to do. His bull rush during the Senior Bowl this week was rarely effective and was highly predictable other than one inside spin move. Several teams are concerned with Ansah's production this week, but others are intrigued with the upside that he possesses.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:01:10 -0800
Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson, BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah, San Diego State CB Leon McFadden and Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton helped their draft stock the most at the Senior Bowl this week.