Still dont think he will ever be more than an ~8 sack guy. Not that that is poor production, and he already plays the run well, and could be a very good strong side end or 5tech.
Just not sure he could ever be a premier outside pass rusher. Though when he does find a way to create space and get going, he is capable of getting to the QB awfully quick.
I think he could develop into a very good interior pass rusher, but he has a long way to go. His raw talent wont get him far in the NFL. Has to learn the technique to be effective there.
Adding Ansah could certainly help the pass rush, but they still need to find a true edge rusher. Undersized situational guy or not, bringing someone on to the field on those long yardage passing downs who can consistently get the edge would make a huge difference on this defense.
ansah is nowhere near what JPP was coming out of college,,JPP had more playing experience and I believe he was a 2 time junior college all american who put up some gaudy numbers. ansah who has looked good at times, is seeing his draft stock rise not only because of athletic ability, but also because of the comparisons to JPP. ansah as of now is more hype than substance.
Still think Ansah would fit better in a 3-4 scheme that utilizes smaller defensive ends like the 49ers. He's perfect to play the role of Justin Smith, eating up the guard and OT while the more natural pass rusher gets all the glory and sacks.
Sources tell Draft insider Tony Pauline that BYU DL Ezekiel Ansah is a "definite mid-first round choice and should be selected anywhere between picks 14-to-18."
Pauline continued the train of comparisons between Jason Pierre-Paul and Ansah, writing "teams feel Ansah has the ability to develop into an impact player on the defensive line." The BYU product still needs a defined position after playing along the entire defensive line in college. Expect to hear he is "rising" even more after great workouts at the Combine.