NFL Draft News: Ezekiel Ansah’s Rise, & Cordarrelle Patterson’s IQ Questioned

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Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah participates in a defensive drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

 

BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah blew up the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, and may have solidifed himself as a top-10 pick in the prospect. What’s even more amazing about this is Ansah did not train for the combine, instead focusing on finishing classes at BYU:

Unlike probably every other player in attendance, Ansah kept going to class and never worked with an outside trainer to prepare for the combine. In fact, the 40 yard dash he ran at the combine was the first of his life, according to his agent Frank Bauer. It should be noted, however, that Ansah did run 100 meter dash and the 200 meters on the Brigham Young track team before he became a football player.

 

Ansah’s stock has risen so much that he’s now being pegged as a potential dark horse for the Detroit Lions’ choice as the fifth-overall pick in next month’s draft. That would be an amazing rise for the Ghana sensation, who was viewed as a borderline first-rounder at the end of the 2012 college football season.

 

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Topics: Cordarrelle Patterson, Ezekiel Ansah, NFL Draft

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