Rookie Spotlight: Ezekiel

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah - DE - BYU

Detroit Lions - #5 Pick Overall


During his remarkable senior year at BYU, he went from a back up player to a sensation and became one most intriguing prospects in the NFL Draft.


5 Random Facts


1. He was born in Accra, Ghana.


2. A natural athlete he played soccer as a child and originally came to BYU to pursue basketball and track.


3. He put up terrific numbers at the Draft Combine, including the best DL time for the 20-yard shuffle. (4.26)


4.  Ansah had a sizzling performance at the 2013 Senior Bowl where he recorded 7 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble.


5.  His nickname was given to him by a high school friend in Ghana.


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  • Detroit Lions

    July 10, 2013

    lucashawkbuzz · draftee

    super bowl 47 mvp runner up behind calvin

  • Detroit Lions

    June 7, 2013

    kevindurantbrody · draftee

    Calvin Jonson

  • Detroit Lions

    June 4, 2013

    youngzj · rookie


  • Seattle Seahawks

    June 3, 2013

    speedycoug28 · draftee

    I watched this guy in college, since he played for my college team. HE IS A FREAKING BEAST! Don't worry about his experience, just watch out for a couple of Pro Bowls, or even Super Bowl rings for this dude. GO ZIGGY, and all my fellow cougs!

  • Green Bay Packers

    June 1, 2013

    mrethan12345 · draftee

    Rookie of the year right here

  • Detroit Lions

    May 27, 2013

    lion1100 · draftee

    motor city has a loude roar with ziggy

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    May 27, 2013

    epic999 · draftee

    Things might turn around for the lions this year

  • Detroit Lions

    May 27, 2013

    1964yard · draftee


  • Chicago Bears

    May 27, 2013

    motorbreath2001 · draftee

    this guy'll either be amazing or a huge bust due to lack of expereince

  • Denver Broncos

    May 27, 2013

    hatfield75 · 2nd string

    how come i never head of this guy?

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 26, 2013

    beatthegiants · draftee

    good job lions, great pick:)

  • Detroit Lions

    May 26, 2013

    1964yard · draftee

    awesome! Im so excited

  • New England Patriots

    May 26, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    good pick

  • Arizona Cardinals

    May 25, 2013

    pets333 · draftee


  • Denver Broncos

    May 24, 2013

    tebowwow · draftee