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BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah was a force in the Senior Bowl with 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble. What did a scout say?
It’s interesting because Ansah looked very raw during practice in the week, not a surprise considering he’s still learning the game. Matt Bowen made the observation that Ansah was forfeiting his athletic ability by rushing into the middle of offensive tackles, missing opportunities to attack on the edge. But he was very disruptive during the game so I checked in with a scout for his impressions.
“When I went out there to Mobile I heard all this buzz – Jason Pierre-Paul and that kind of stuff,” the scout said. “He isn’t Pierre-Paul. He is not as shifty. He is not as urgent. He’s not as slippery as a rusher. He’s more powerful than he is a finesse guy. Pierre-Paul is a finesse guy and a power guy. I like Ansah but I think he is a project. He doesn’t really have a plan to be a half-man rusher right off the bat, which he should. He should start rushing a half a man, to make them come to you. Then when they start sliding to you, they’re off balance and then you work to a full man and bull rush the hell out of them. He’s not a very instinctive pass rusher because he just doesn’t have a lot of experience at the position. He doesn’t have a lot of reps. But I like him.”