2013 NFL Draft Grade: Ezekiel Ansah is High Risk High Reward

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (right) introduce the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (BYU) by the Detroit Lions at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions 1st round selection of Ezekiel Ansah definitely falls into the category of a high risk high reward investment.  That said it is a pretty good risk considering his athletic ability.  Ability that the Detroit Lions coaching staff became familiar with during the 2012 Senior Bowl.

With all the speculation about whether or not the Detroit Lions would move up to take an offensive linemen, Ziggy Ansah may have been the Detroit Lions pick all along. Detroit already had assigned Ansah a number and had a jersey with his name already printed on the back.  Not trying to read too much into it but it certainly seemed they planned to be drafting Ansah at #5

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As to whether or not the Detroit Lions were going to pick a left tackle. Head Coach Jim Schwartz told Lions insider Tim Twentymen:

 

So who might the Lions be targeting in the second round. There are plenty of skilled players still available in the second round. One of the bigger names is Manti Te’o. Te’o did work out for the Detroit Lions and he could be on the board when the Lions make their selection in the second round.

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Whoever the Lions pick in the second round you will get instant analysis from the crew at Detroit Jock City. Log in tomorrow as our LiveBlog continues through the second and third rounds and again on Saturday for round 4-7. Draft expert Bradley LaBrie will be breaking down the picks as they are announced.

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