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    Ziggy Anash

    This is the defensive end that has been linked to the Giants in several mock drafts. However he had a big Senior Bowl and if he runs well at the Combine then he will be long gone by the time we pick at number 19.

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    Would be shocked if he were still there at 19.
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    This is the type of draft move I would expect from the Giants!

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    He will be gone before 19..

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    Ezekiel Ansah Senior Bowl Stock


    By Walt - @walterfootball
    Jan. 27, 2013



    2013 Senior Bowl: Ezekiel Ansah Stock

    Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel won the 2013 Senior Bowl MVP, but the award could have easily gone defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. The BYU product was an unstoppable force. He embarrassed the offensive linemen trying to stop him, put tons of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, made great plays to limit the running backs to short gains (or losses) and even strip-sacked Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib.

    Along with Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, Ansah made the most money at this year's Senior Bowl. He went from being a mid- or late-first-round pick to a prospect who could easily go in the top 10. I had Ansah slotted No. 19 overall to the Giants in my most recent 2013 NFL Mock Draft, but New York will be extremely lucky if he gets there.

    Ansah's new range should be considered six to 19. He could go virtually to every team, given that he fits in both the 4-3 or 3-4. Ansah played outside linebacker in BYU's 3-4, so he would obviously fit the latter scheme.

    Here's a look at every team in the 6-19 range, and whether or not they make sense for Ansah:

    Cleveland Browns
    Michael Lombardi is now calling the shots with the Browns, and he's a big proponent in building a defense starting with a pass rush. Cleveland is now running a 3-4 and needs a rush linebacker across from Jabaal Sheard. If Damontre Moore and Bjoern Werner are off the board, Lombardi could definitely consider Ansah over Barkevious Mingo or Jarvis Jones.





    Arizona Cardinals
    If the Cardinals don't like any of the quarterbacks available, they'll go with the best player on the board. Ezekiel Ansah could fit that and fill a need as well. Arizona doesn't have much of a pass rush coming from the linebacking corps.

    Buffalo Bills
    The Bills will be going quarterback or receiver.

    New York Jets
    The Jets have to improve their pass rush. Because Ansah fits both the 4-3 and 3-4, he would be a great fit for Rex Ryan's hybrid scheme. The Jets have to improve their pass rush if they want to beat Tom Brady. Drafting Ansah could very well do that.






    Tennessee Titans
    Sources have told us that the Titans will not be looking for a defensive end early in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    San Diego Chargers
    The Chargers will be praying for Eric Fisher to fall to them. If he doesn't, they'll consider Ansah if he's available in the event that they lose Shaun Phillips to free agency. Other players are also possible, like Johnathan Hankins, who could be rated above Ansah on their board.

    Miami Dolphins
    Ansah is a very strong option for the Dolphins. They desperately need pass-rushing help across from Cameron Wake, as they're in the same boat as the Jets. Beating Tom Brady requires putting tons of pressure on him.







    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    The Buccaneers desperately want Johnthan Banks. It's unlikely that they'll draft a defensive end in the first round.

    Carolina Panthers
    The Panthers are strong at defensive end. They'll be looking at another position.

    New Orleans Saints
    The Saints are transitioning to the 3-4 - check out this article about the four teams switching defenses this offseason - but Ansah still makes sense for them because he can play in that formation. New Orleans has to find a pass-rusher, so Ansah makes a ton of sense.





    St. Louis Rams
    Chris Long and Robert Quinn are the starting ends, so they won't be interested in Ansah.

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Rush linebacker is one of the positions that the Steelers will be targeting in the first round, given that they need to find a successor for James Harrison. Ansah would make a ton of sense.

    Dallas Cowboys
    Anthony Spencer will be too expensive to re-sign for a cap-strapped team, so Dallas will have to find another pass-rusher across from DeMarcus Ware. Ansah could easily play left end in Monte Kiffin's 4-3.

    New York Giants
    The Giants already have enjoyed success with a raw pass-rusher, so why not another? Ansah isn't so raw as he is inexperienced, but the fact remains that the sky is the limit for him once he realizes his potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsportzfan View Post
    Ezekiel Ansah Senior Bowl Stock


    By Walt - @walterfootball
    Jan. 27, 2013



    2013 Senior Bowl: Ezekiel Ansah Stock

    Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel won the 2013 Senior Bowl MVP, but the award could have easily gone defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. The BYU product was an unstoppable force. He embarrassed the offensive linemen trying to stop him, put tons of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, made great plays to limit the running backs to short gains (or losses) and even strip-sacked Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib.

    Along with Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, Ansah made the most money at this year's Senior Bowl. He went from being a mid- or late-first-round pick to a prospect who could easily go in the top 10. I had Ansah slotted No. 19 overall to the Giants in my most recent 2013 NFL Mock Draft, but New York will be extremely lucky if he gets there.

    Ansah's new range should be considered six to 19. He could go virtually to every team, given that he fits in both the 4-3 or 3-4. Ansah played outside linebacker in BYU's 3-4, so he would obviously fit the latter scheme.

    Here's a look at every team in the 6-19 range, and whether or not they make sense for Ansah:

    Cleveland Browns
    Michael Lombardi is now calling the shots with the Browns, and he's a big proponent in building a defense starting with a pass rush. Cleveland is now running a 3-4 and needs a rush linebacker across from Jabaal Sheard. If Damontre Moore and Bjoern Werner are off the board, Lombardi could definitely consider Ansah over Barkevious Mingo or Jarvis Jones.





    Arizona Cardinals
    If the Cardinals don't like any of the quarterbacks available, they'll go with the best player on the board. Ezekiel Ansah could fit that and fill a need as well. Arizona doesn't have much of a pass rush coming from the linebacking corps.

    Buffalo Bills
    The Bills will be going quarterback or receiver.

    New York Jets
    The Jets have to improve their pass rush. Because Ansah fits both the 4-3 and 3-4, he would be a great fit for Rex Ryan's hybrid scheme. The Jets have to improve their pass rush if they want to beat Tom Brady. Drafting Ansah could very well do that.






    Tennessee Titans
    Sources have told us that the Titans will not be looking for a defensive end early in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    San Diego Chargers
    The Chargers will be praying for Eric Fisher to fall to them. If he doesn't, they'll consider Ansah if he's available in the event that they lose Shaun Phillips to free agency. Other players are also possible, like Johnathan Hankins, who could be rated above Ansah on their board.

    Miami Dolphins
    Ansah is a very strong option for the Dolphins. They desperately need pass-rushing help across from Cameron Wake, as they're in the same boat as the Jets. Beating Tom Brady requires putting tons of pressure on him.







    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    The Buccaneers desperately want Johnthan Banks. It's unlikely that they'll draft a defensive end in the first round.

    Carolina Panthers
    The Panthers are strong at defensive end. They'll be looking at another position.

    New Orleans Saints
    The Saints are transitioning to the 3-4 - check out this article about the four teams switching defenses this offseason - but Ansah still makes sense for them because he can play in that formation. New Orleans has to find a pass-rusher, so Ansah makes a ton of sense.





    St. Louis Rams
    Chris Long and Robert Quinn are the starting ends, so they won't be interested in Ansah.

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Rush linebacker is one of the positions that the Steelers will be targeting in the first round, given that they need to find a successor for James Harrison. Ansah would make a ton of sense.

    Dallas Cowboys
    Anthony Spencer will be too expensive to re-sign for a cap-strapped team, so Dallas will have to find another pass-rusher across from DeMarcus Ware. Ansah could easily play left end in Monte Kiffin's 4-3.

    New York Giants
    The Giants already have enjoyed success with a raw pass-rusher, so why not another? Ansah isn't so raw as he is inexperienced, but the fact remains that the sky is the limit for him once he realizes his potential.
    I really wonder if Walt actually watches the games. I dont get how he could say Ansah was an Outside LB at BYU. If anything he was an end but in reality he didnt really have 1 spot. He lined up everywhere from 9 to 0 across the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    I really wonder if Walt actually watches the games. I dont get how he could say Ansah was an Outside LB at BYU. If anything he was an end but in reality he didnt really have 1 spot. He lined up everywhere from 9 to 0 across the line.
    Eh, he knows what Anash's doing.. Hes wrote in fine detail about so many of ansah's plays , the way u only could if u watched the games during the season.. I woulden't give em to much greif for something so minuscule..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsportzfan View Post
    Eh, he knows what Anash's doing.. Hes wrote in fine detail about so many of ansah's plays , the way u only could if u watched the games during the season.. I woulden't give em to much greif for something so minuscule..
    Don't really agree about Ansah translating to a pass rushing 3-4 OLB. Think he's best served playing at 3-4 DE taking on guards and opening up lanes for a more natural rush LBer but I suppose since he is such a raw player that he isn't "set in stone" at one position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnigma View Post
    Don't really agree about Ansah translating to a pass rushing 3-4 OLB. Think he's best served playing at 3-4 DE taking on guards and opening up lanes for a more natural rush LBer but I suppose since he is such a raw player that he isn't "set in stone" at one position.
    He'd be a bit undersized for a 3/4 DE, obviously he could put on the weight, but with his build he'd be a natural fit as a 4/3 DE, prototype if you will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    I really wonder if Walt actually watches the games. I dont get how he could say Ansah was an Outside LB at BYU. If anything he was an end but in reality he didnt really have 1 spot. He lined up everywhere from 9 to 0 across the line.
    Walt Cherpinsky is not a good scout by any stretch. He built a successful website by quantity rich web SEO opposed to quality analysis.

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