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.