1.5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU (6-6, 270)
Ezekiel Ansah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 5th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. He fills an immediate need for the Lions as they were coming into the draft without either of their starting defensive ends from last season. Ansah may be the rawest prospect that got selected in the first round but I believe he also has the most upside. Ansah grew up in Ghana and only came to the United States 3 years ago with hopes of making the basketball team at BYU. Luckily for him he didn’t make the team and gave football a try.
As I said before Ansah is raw, but he has the elite athleticism that can let him get by early on in his career, and it also doesn’t hurt he has two pretty good interior defensive lineman in Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley that will make it hard for opposing offenses to key on him.
At the end of the day I like this pick for the Lions. The top tackles were off the board and they filled a big position of need. Ansah could be scary once he learns some pass rush moves.