Maybe it’s Martin Mayhew’s controversial draft past. Maybe it’s the fact that I wanted someone else to fill that fifth selection. I guess it could be because filling the shoes of recently departed Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch seems difficult. Or perhaps it’s because I like my draft selections to have the fashion sensibilities of Nate Burleson and not Russell Westbrook.
But it’s probably not any of those things. It’s probably just the fact that selecting BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah was just the wrong choice.
Plain and simple.
But for as many people who share my sentiment, there are that many more who think Ansah will be the second coming of Reggie White.
OK, maybe not. But you get my point.
It’s true that the Lions need pass rushers. And it’s true that Ansah’s 6’5, 271-pound frame is appealing to fill that void. But I’m finding it hard to put stock in a guy whose American football experience dates all the way back to 2010.
For you math wizards, that’s three years ago. Not a long time for someone who was just selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. » Continue reading “Ziggy Ansah Selection a Huge Gamble for Detroit Lions”