As the 2013 NFL Draft approaches, the stock of BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah continues to grow, and so does the likelihood of him going from a track-star who didn’t even know how to wear football pads three years ago, to a franchise-changing player.
At least, that’s what teams believe he can become. Ansah draws comparisons to Giants Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul, and he’s expected to be selected somewhere in the top-10 of April’s NFL Draft.
Ansah decided not to workout today:
Ezekiel Ansah/DE/BYU sitting on combine numbers and just doing position drills during pro-day…
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 28, 2013
Those numbers included a 4.63-second 40-yard dash time and 4.26-second 20-yard shuttle, so it’s easy to see why he was satisfied with those times. The Philadelphia Eagles sent their defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro to check out Ansah, and will even host him for a pre-draft visit. As of now, the Eagles hold the 4th-overall selection in April’s draft.
As for the Bengals, they were in attendance for ECU’s Pro Day:
The best draft prospect ECU featured last season was Michael Brooks a 6’3, 297 lb defensive tackle who was Second-Team All-conference USA after recording 3.5 tackles for lost yardage, two sacks, three quarterback hurries, and an interception.
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