2013 NFL Draft Prospect: Insider Look at Ziggy Ansah

Scott Cunningham

This morning, we continue our look at potential Miami Dolphins draft targets with a look at BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. Our insider look at Ansah comes from Zach Bloxham over at Vanquish the Foe.

Our insider scouting series continues today with another look at at potential 2013 NFL Draft prospect for the Miami Dolphins. As usual, we turn to the SB Nation blog covering the prospect's college team for an insider look.

We stay on the defensive side of the ball today, again looking at a pass rusher. Zach Bloxham from SB Nation's BYU blog, Vanquish the Foe, gives us a quick look at Ezekiel Ansah.

Absolutely no character concerns. At all. -Zach Bloxham about BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah

As you are probably aware, Ansah did not start playing football until 2010. He did not even know how to put on his football pads. I remember watching him playing kick return coverage during his first season. He looked like a Division 1 football player but he also looked extremely uncomfortable. As time wore on, he began to improve in technique and execution. During the latter part of last season, he was truly a dominating force fora terrific BYU defense. His rise is meteoric and attributed to his terrific work ethic, coach ability, and above all, his immense natural athleticism.

His weaknesses derives from lack of experience. He can get lost in technique and, on occasion, still looks a bit confused. But he is an exceptional student in the classroom, and BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has commented frequently about Ansah's ability to learn at a higher level and a quick pace. Consequently, it is difficult for me to definitively say he has a weakness that won't disappear with time.

Absolutely no character concerns. At all. One of the kindest, humblest, and sincere players I have ever seen come through BYU.

His strengths are a freakish combination of size and speed. He can both speed rush and defend against the run. BYU runs a 3-4 scheme, and Ziggy played both end and OLB for the Cougars. He can make all the plays.

Check out Vanquish the Foe for more on Ansah, as well as all things BYU. A big thank you to Bloxham for sharing his thoughts on Ziggy.

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