Ezekiel Ansah

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  1. intelmax

    intelmax New Member

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    I am surprised no one has mentioned this kid on here hes all over all the other boards i have visited. Hes 6-6 270 pounds and runs a 4.6, i figured since we might be making a move to the 4-3 we might take a look at him. Hes only played football for 3 years but his upside is huge, what do you guys think?

    STRENGTHS: Rare combination of size, athleticism and natural power. Has a long, well-distributed frame with room for additional muscle mass without a significant loss of quickness. Flashes an explosive initial punch to the offensive lineman to gain space.
    Possesses rare balance that allows him to maintain his feet despite taking long-strides that gobble up space between he and the quarterback with surprising speed. Balance and surprising lateral agility is also evident in changing directions. Has good -- not great -- strength but very good natural explosiveness to bull rush his opponent into the pocket.
    Slips off blocks when the ball-carrier is near, latching on with his long arms and big hands for the drag-down tackle. Seemed to improve nearly game to game in 2012, especially when it came to locating the football. Began to sniff out screens and draws as the season wore on, demonstrating good awareness and hustle to complement his physical traits. Already shows excellent recognition and use of hands in pass defense, getting his hands up to knock down nine passes in 2012.
    Possesses significant untapped potential and is an ascending talent whose best football is ahead of him.

    WEAKNESSES: Lacks elite first-step quickness off the snap. Relies too much on his speed, size and an explosive first punch to shock his opponent with his initial surge, struggling to break free if the blocker grabs a hold of Ansah's jersey or chest plate.
    Must learn to chop with his hands most consistently and powerfully to break free once engaged. Allows his pad level to rise and can be pushed back in the running game. Has only played football since 2010 and has just one season as a starter.
    COMPARES TO: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants -- Ansah is not the same terror-off-the-edge pass-rusher that Pierre-Paul was coming out of South Florida, but he's similarly gifted and plays with greater commitment to the run. Like there was with Pierre-Paul, there is some risk factor with Ansah, but his upside is through the roof.
    --Rob Rang
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    he actually gets mentioned a lot
  3. intelmax

    intelmax New Member

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    really? my bad then i haven't read much about him on here, hes projected to go in the mid-late rounds. Honestly i still want warmack but this guy here is impressive.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Some around these parts believe he might be Dallas' choice at #18 :laugh2:

    I'd be hesitant to to do that, b/c Dallas can't afford to miss in the first round, but he won't go mid-late. He'll go 1st or 2nd round.
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I think if they go 4-3 he becomes a real possibility. Pass rushing RE or LE until Ware moves on.
  7. intelmax

    intelmax New Member

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    Yea i like him if we could get him in the second but sadly this guys screams Giants to me. Were going to have to deal with him and jpp for the next 5+ years..
  8. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    He is in the mix for our first pick no doubt whether or not we agree with everyone's critique of him. I had to watch a couple of different games to agree he is a first rounder as his bowl game play was average, similar to our other choices at 18 in early Jan.
  9. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    And Ansah is just another Ebenezer Ekuban. NO THANK YOU.
  10. intelmax

    intelmax New Member

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    There is video of him playing in games online, watch them and then come back and tell me this kid has no talent.
  11. fishspill

    fishspill Well-Known Member

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  12. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    There's video of Ekuban in college too (probably). Go check them out.
  13. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I would think that Gholston is more like the Ekuban of this draft.

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